Rape in Africa is making headlines nowadays.There are many reports in social and main stream media describing various incidents of rape in Nigeria.There is widespread reports of Fulani Herdmens engaging in gang rapes. I read the story of a 41 year old man who raped a four year old niece of his to death. There is also the story of a 33 year old man who raped his grandmother of 86 years to death. Consider the chilling story of a 50 year old driver who raped his boss’s 14 year old daughter inside a car and impregnated her. Many of these raping incidents are often not reported, perhaps due to low rates of police investigation and prosecution, and the stigma associated with rape victims. In most cases, the victims die or are permanently maimed psychologically and physically.
In south Africa, there is a reports of an incident where a female medical doctor bits the Tougue of a rapist who attempted to kiss and rape her .
The report indicates that a 44 yrs old female Doctor of Pelenomi hospital. was sexually attacked around 5.15am in the hospital parking lot by armed criminals who robbed her of her mobile phone. Security officers responded when they heard her screaming but they were “pointed with a gun by these criminals who then fled the scene” During the scuffle, the doctor managed to bite the tongue of the suspect. The man was arrested when he went to the National Hospital for medical treatment.
In Anambra State a 15-year-old rape victim is in urgent need of medical help to stop her from “heavy bleeding” due to a post-abortion complication.
Residents of Lugbe community in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja reports that armed gangs raped women at gun point in the presence of their husband
Some of these female victims were raped right in front of their husbands who were forced to lie flat on the ground, with guns pointed on their heads and a threat to blow them off should they attempt to put up any resistance . At the end of the operation cum rape, the affected couples are left to brood over the bloodcurdling picture , all the days of their lives.source
A teacher of a Catholic Secondary School in Lagos recently narrated before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court how an armed robber raped her in her home using a polythene bag (poly bag) as protection.
Even religious leaders have been accused of raping their members
The Cross River State Police Command has paraded a pastor in charge of the Gate of Testimony Church, Hosanna Okoi, for allegedly raping a lady and threatening to kill her with a gun if she revealed what transpired between them.
Also paraded on Thursday after he was arrested with arms and a soldier’s uniform was a 400-level student of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Calabar, Nnamdi Ikezue.