Seriously? Well thats a new low for our said finest and I didn't know Nigerian police could get any lower
Rape is a glorious part of our national history...soldiers, police men, civilian men rape women/girls in almost every single ethnic/politically tense period you can muster in our nation's history. And in "peaceful" periods too! Rape is about power, and you give ppl guns and/or silent cultural consent...and what do you have? Men believing they own women.
Rape seems to be a reoccurring motif that surfaces in life as well as literature-- In Okey Ndibe's Arrows of Rain, the rape of women becomes symbolic of the rape of the nation by the military. But even as I write about this literary usage academically, I am uncomfortable discussing rape in terms of metaphors because it is an actual and horrific event for so many women on so many levels.
This is nothing new - this "lowness". Nigerian police and their breathren the Mobile police aka Mopo and sozaboys have been raping and beating girls and women in the Niger Delta for the past 15 years but it is never reported in the Nigeria media or elsewhere for that matter. I have personal testimones (some of which I have published from time to time) to these acts of violence by women from Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta states and it is still going on today.
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