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Security professionals raise concern over surge in sexual violence

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Security and safety professionals have called on federal and state governments to address the prevalent rape cases by emplacing effective legislations and retributions against perpetrators of violence against women and children.

Former Officer in the United States Air Force and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bullwark Intelligence, Tanwa Ashiru, said that rape in Nigeria had become an ugly trend. According to him, victims of rape suffer because government has not been responsive to the menace.
 
“One of the major ways to curb the trend is to institute stricter punitive measures for perpetrators. They must be held accountable. Doing this will send a strong message that Nigeria has zero tolerance for rape…read more…

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