Wednesday, March 12, 2014

We Must All Fight Against Rape and Expose All Rapists!

 “Enough! It is time to act on this epidemic.”
~ Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, a co-founder of Transparency International,  former World Bank Vice President for Africa and former Federal Minister of Solid Minerals and Federal Minister of Education in Nigeria.

Rape cases are the most under-reported crimes in Nigeria, because the victims who survived the barbaric attacks often preferred to be hidden from public knowledge to avoid the stigma that worsens the trauma of their agonies.
A school girl who was gang-raped wept and begged the boy who knew what happened not to tell her parents and to keep it a secret. But she was traumatized by the agony for life and another victim ended up in a mental institution whilst the rapist who was a banker returned to his job and later got married to a woman who never knew the evil beast pretending to be her husband. 

We must not hide the cases of rape wherever and whenever it occurs. We must report them to make sure that the criminal rapists will not escape prosecution and the victims will not be left alone to suffer the trauma without psychotherapy which is the most important treatment to help the victims overcome their agonies before it is too late. 

Addressing and tackling the rising cases of rape in Nigeria should be the collective responsibility of everyone and every community in our society, because to ignore these crimes will only worsen the scourge of violence destroying thousands of lives in the country.  

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
The Publisher/Editor
Nigerians Report Online

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