Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General of The National Agency for the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), said young boys in Nigeria are now more vulnerable to rape than children.
She related this to the fact that many people seem to concentrate more on raping girls and forget that the truth is that Nigeria’s incident of rape for boys is on the rise now.
He said this at the flag-off of the ‘Protect me’ movement aimed at exposing sexual violence offenders, calling for more strict penalties for abusers and pushing for better measures to deter Saturday June 27 approaches.
“I do not advocate for capital punishment of death sentence because it will make rapists become brutal because they will not want to leave witnesses and it will also encourage jungle justice with people using it to accuse and kill people falsely.
Boys are more vulnerable to rape because we tend to focus more on girls so we need to focus on all our children. Now you see a lot of silly videos with people sharing and reposting, If you send it to me I will arrest you for child pornography, anyone who stigmatizes against victims will be punished. We need to make people know that we are serious.
During the lockdown, a lot of things where revealed to us, we realized that most of the reports we got was from observant neighbors and not parents.” she said