The West Africa Motion Community in opposition to Small Arms, WAANSA, has lamented the rising instances of rape and different crimes throughout Nigeria.
It stated that instances of rape proceed to rise as a result of Nigerians are indignant and are on the lookout for the avenue to ventilate their anger.
Talking throughout an advocacy go to to DAILY POST’s workplace in Abuja, WAANSA’s Govt Director- Gender, Temitope Lamidi, stated ladies and women are principally on the mercy of rapists who consistently pour out their frustration on them, lamenting that Nigeria just isn’t at struggle, but it surely seems just like the nation is in critical disaster.
In response to her, “Most locations that rape instances are distinguished are locations liable to disaster. Nigeria just isn’t at struggle, however we’re at struggle. Rape is rising as a result of individuals are on the lookout for methods to ventilate their disappointment, their anger, and their frustration.
“We can’t do sufficient advocacy about this, however we have now to maintain advocating as a result of it’s the largest weapon we are able to use. That is amnesty month, and we have now to maintain talking out. Folks can’t even journey on Nigerian roads. Prior to now, we’d pray for journey mercies, however that’s changing into an archaic prayer level now as a result of we pray in opposition to kidnapping and banditry now, so we have now to maintain shouting that individuals ought to drop their weapons.
“After we go for advocacy on the grassroots, the boys will all the time ask that in the event that they drop their weapons what are they getting in return. However since we don’t have a lot to provide, we’ll maintain advocating.
“If there are 200 folks carrying weapons and seven folks drop theirs, then we’re not the place we was, although we’re not the place we’re presupposed to be.
“We now have a 16-day-gender activism. It’s a international occasion, and that is the time we would like media help to have the ability to converse out. There are some adverts that we don’t be taught, however we all know them since you hear them daily, and they’ll turn out to be part of you. There are songs you don’t be taught, however since you hear them daily, you possibly can sing them. That is why we’re decided to take our advocacy to all elements of the nation. Let’s shout it sufficient, and the media is a vital software to make use of in driving house our message,” she stated.
Additionally talking, one other member of the community, Martin Igwe appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a substantive individual to coordinate the amnesty affairs within the nation.
He stated, “WAANSA Nigeria desires to make use of this chance to thank Mr President for answering our name as a result of we have now been on the forefront of interesting to him to nominate a substantive individual to coordinate the amnesty affairs..”