Worrisome Report Reveals State Where Fathers Raped Their Daughters During Lockdown

This report here is alarming, startling, sickening, shocking and hard to believe. The state in Nigeria where fathers had carnal knowledge of their daughters during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown has been revealed.

A worrisome report by PUNCH METRO revealed that Anambra fathers raped daughters more during lockdown.

According to the report, no fewer than 80 rape cases were recorded in various parts of Anambra State during the COVID-19 lockdown between April and May

The Director of Child Welfare Services in the state Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Children and Social Welfare, Mrs. Nkechi Anazodo, stated this on Monday in Isuaniocha in the Awka North Local Government Area of the state.

Mrs Anazodo, who spoke during the United Nations Children’s Fund supported launch of integrated child protection community sensitisation campaign, said there were only 32 cases of rape in her ministry before the lockdown.

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The director said the upsurge had necessitated the need for the 10- day state-wide campaign in the 21 local government areas of the state. She stated:

“Sexual violence has become the order of the day, especially during this period of lockdown. The most worrisome is that some fathers raped their daughters more during the lockdown. In most cases, fathers who rape their daughters threaten to kill them if they report.

“The problem, therefore, is that many people don’t report these cases because they feel that the victim might be stigmatised.

“That is why we are going round the 21 local government areas of the state to create awareness on this problem.”

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