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Al Jazeera profiles Nigeria’s Rising Rape & Paedophilia Cases – Watch



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It’s unfortunate that there’s still an increasing number of rape cases in Nigeria, especially in young victims.

Al Jazeera‘s Rawya Rageh was in Kano to profile the rise in sexual assaults in the city which is predominantly a Muslim community with Sharia laws.

In just two months, over 100 rape cases were recorded in Kano. The Nigerian government is considering a life sentence for child rapists.



  1. Non professional opinion

    March 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Abeg. Naija should try to carry last in some things. This is all getting a little too much

    • JACKIE

      March 23, 2014 at 8:02 am

      BE SPECIFIC – SAY NOTHERN NIGERIA. That is the cesspit of that sort of thing! I am sure the other half of Nigeria can easily agree to speak with one voice on this STEREOTYPICALLY NORTHERN MENACE***

    • stupidityslayer

      April 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      It is not only in the north that children are being raped. It is happening a lot in the south as well so stop lying

  2. Love me Love me

    March 21, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Why wouldn’t rape and pedophilia be high? You have ‘elected’ or I mean selected senators practicing it opening under the guise of religion with their comrade senators encouraging them. The society will emulated them.

    • eh

      March 21, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      Thanks you.

      I’m not shocked very heart breaking when you think of the victims.

  3. Oyin

    March 21, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Nigeria is barely holding on, the country is in shambles. Tape and pedophilia is a norm in a country that laws doesn’t protect its’ citizens. It’s much worse in Northern states based on their religion. Homosexuality and pedophilia is highly common in places like Kano, Minna, etc it’s better to expect the worse now bcos the so called leaders are failure. So many important issues they neglect, it’s unfortunate.


    March 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    really Kano? after they would call themselves righteous muslims. mchew

  5. nicholas

    March 21, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    better..rapist should be dealt with

  6. @edDREAMZ

    March 21, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    This is a big disgrace because this is coming frm another country….

  7. Nnenna

    March 21, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    The heart of man is desperately wicked! This is man’s inhumanity to man! These men are robbing girls of their lives without killing them. They are mentally scarred for life. These girls may never have normal relationships. They’ll be stigmatized even though they are the victims. It’s like we’re going from human beings to animals! Law makers need to make protecting the citizens of Nigeria their number one priority!!!

  8. Amh

    March 22, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I weep for nigeria. So many evil , so many churches haba ,

  9. bride2mum

    March 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm


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