These are depressing figures if you consider Nigeria’s population of 200 million (a conservative estimate).
This leads us to the role of government in combating rape in
the country. Apparently Nigeria has got anti-rape laws in place, but the laws
have been as effective as a slap administered for headache.
That notwithstanding, we, humans of Nigerian provenance,
should never relent in reporting cases and stoking the embers of anti-rape
By the way, what stops the government from enacting laws that compel the reporting of rape cases in Nigeria? Why are hospitals in Nigeria bereft of dedicated rape kits? Why are rape victims demonized and harassed and blamed for being raped? What the hell is this “bro code” that compels a man to keep quiet and not report a friend who violates a lady?
Until we address these questions – and more – we may never find salvation… we may never make it to a place in the sun.