By News Desk
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has expressed worries over the rising cases of rape across Nigeria.
This was revealed in a statement by the Director General of the agency, Dr Garba Abari, obtained by DAILY FOCUS.
Mr Abari described the spate of rape cases and sexual violence against women “as an evil against humanity which all Nigerians must work together to bring to an end.”
He said urgent action must be taken by parents, teachers, religious leaders, whose role it is to teach good behaviour and security forces whose role it is to strictly enforce the laws against this unwholesome practice in order to protect the girl child.
According to him, “I am really disturbed about the situation. Where did we learn all these sexual violence and rape which is going on everywhere now
“Is it in churches or mosques or is it part of our culture? Of course not. So we must do something urgently to stop this problem and save our young ones.”
He urged victims to speak up immediately through relevant bodies and seek medical support as part of the remedies for overcoming the traumatic experience.
Mr Abari also directed state directorates of the Agency to inculcate the anti- rape messages within the Covid-19 campaigns in order to educate Nigerians on the dangers of rape in Nigeria.