National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli, has said that young boys in Nigeria are currently more vulnerable to rape than females
She associated this to the fact that many people tend to concentrate more on girls being raped and forget that the reality is that the occurrence of rape for boys in Nigeria is presently on the increase.
This at the flag-off of the ‘Cover me’ campaign intended for at uncovering perpetrators of child abuse, advocate for rigorous punishment for rapists, and advocate for stronger mechanisms for preventing approach on Saturday, June 27, she added.
“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 were revealed to us, we realized that most of the reports we got were from observant neighbours and not parents.” she said