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HUMAN RIGHT ABUSES REPORTED IN NIGERIA IN JULY 2021.

Nigeria is a country that has sadly been plagued by an increasing rate of human right abuses. These abuses include sexual exploitation, rape, child molestation, gender-based violence, human trafficking, kidnappings and even murder. These sad occurrences is on the increase in the country and efforts directed at curbing such occurrences have proved insufficient. The month of July like previous months in the year 2021 witnessed yet diverse cases of human right abuses.

SaharaReporters learnt that one Aisha Mohammed, a teenage housewife, inserted a hot iron rod into the private parts of her young stepdaughter because she was bed-wetting. The five-year-old girl (name withheld) from Adamawa state may not live a normal life again due to injuries inflicted on her private parts by her stepmother.

In the same month of July, 2021, A viral video captured injury allegedly inflicted on the body of a female student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka by a male lecturer who assaulted her for not wearing Ankara dress to the school hall, IgbereTV reports.

Perhaps there is a need for indebt investigation into what could be the motivation of such wickedness that makes these perpetrators perform these acts that are not just inhumane but atypical of the human species.

Such atypical behavior can also be seen in another case reported on  Vanguard that happened in same month of July when as a 23-year-old man allegedly kills his lover and rapes her corpse in Edo.  Premium Times also reported that “the police have arrested a 40-year old man, Ado Ubale, for allegedly raping an eight-year old girl in Sule-Tankarkar Local Government Area of Jigawa State”.

In the same month of July, 2021, A viral video captured injury allegedly inflicted on the body of a female student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka by a male lecturer who assaulted her for not wearing Ankara dress to the school hall, IgbereTV reports.

Also, a man, identified as Hasan Taiwo, allegedly beat his live-in lover, Chibuzor Aloh, a mother of four, to death for allegedly using his phone charger without permission. The incident happened in the Lugbe area of the Federal Capital Territory. News of the woman’s death filtered into the community on Sunday.  Such gender-based violence is not confined to small communities alone but also within the walls of places like the university and colleges where enlightenment is expected to be more. It was rather sad and shocking when

Human Right Abuses are usually on the rise in areas of war, insurgency, and anarchy. Nigeria has been faced with cased of banditary, kidnappings and insurgency for example. The break down in law and order has caused a surge in cases of sexual exploitation, rape, and human right abuses.

 Abuja-based Single mother, Mrs Olurunfemi Stella, has described her experience in the kidnappers’ den as harrowing. Olurunfemi and her two sons were kidnapped recently, on their way to Minna, Niger state from Abuja and were released after paying over N3 million ransom. The woman, who is yet to recover from the traumatic experience, added that despite the fact she was raped twice, the kidnappers also threatened to rape her two sons if she didn’t raise the money on time.