- Posted February 28, 2013 by
Women Abduction and Violation in Abuja
On 3rd June 2011, victims of the abductions of that day who were exposed to a traumatic shoot out by mobile policemen attatched to the environmental board who opened fire on the then DPO of garki police station, still seek justice. Many have their lives still 'stalled' and struggle to be reaccepted into their families for being linked with such a scandal.
Even after the court acquitted some of the ladies, their assilants have refused to cater to the damages done. These are just few of a minimum of a hundred victims daily.
As a victim of same, despite my status(educated, exposed, media inclined) on 29th september, 2012 and 5th december 2012, the ordeals of such women have not changed. Possible justice for victims of these violations are bleak. If I am encountering all this difficulty accessing justice, I wonder what all the illiterate and poor victims are going through.
My ordeals were not given due attention and in december 2012, soldiers who had partaken in these environmental taskforce random abduction and violation of women continued to carry out these violations even when they were alone. Many women were abducted, robbed and gang raped by these soldiers. This led to the Nigerian Army dissmissing four soldiers from the force.
Till date, I wonder- did those women have to be raped before anyone took cries of victims seriously?for many years, the Nigerian police has not done the noble thing of come to the aid of victims of this scary trend of modern day slavery.
Many victims are still languishing. Will all those in authoritative positions who's inactions promoted this abusive trend ever be brought to book? Will past victims ever get justice? Justice delayed thus far has been justice denied! A lot of damage has been done! They must be paid for. Instead of looking into the mass violation cries, the FCT administration has budgeted five billion naira to aid these assailants robb more women, children and persons with disabilities of their dignity, pride, material possessions and more.
The Dorothy Njemanze Foundation page on facebook can give some insight to these. Also www.dorothynjemanzefoundation.org is a major reference for relevant audio and video clip related to this. To appreciate the level of damage an individual victim copes with, google Dorothy Njemanze. Read up comments on the stories reporting the assault. That is no different from the everyday life after such violations. Noteworthy is the 'nairaland' edition.
These abductions are still ongoing, government is still empowering the assailants with tax payer's money, no justice in sight for victims past and present, the government hasn't seen reason enough to consider these violations, there are no systems in place to help victims recover from the trauma!
It is a real. Painful and sad situation. There is urgent need to attend to victims!