Nigerians protest rising sexual violence: on streets, social media

Women in Nigeria have taken to the streets and social media to protest against the rising spate of rape in Africa’s most populous nation.

Records indicate that the COVID-19 stay away restrictions have worsened the incidence of sexual and gender-based violence in the country. A trend that has been recorded in a number of African countries including Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa.

A group of protesters took to the streets of Borno State capital, Maiduguri, to denounce the attacks which they sa…

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