Survey reveals high prevalence of child rape in Nigeria

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BY CHRIS OCHAYI

ABUJA—A special opinion poll conducted by the NOIPolls Limited has revealed that there is a high prevalence of child rape in the country.
The special edition snap poll focusing on the recurring issue of child rape was conducted in partnership with the stand to end rape initiative, STER, to provide more information on the subject matter to support all causes geared towards ending the rape of minors in the country.

It revealed that almost 7 in 10 adult Nigerians, which is 67 per cent, think there is a high prevalence of child rape in the country, while  3 in 10, 31per cent, personally know of a victim of child rape in their local communities. Furthermore, almost 4 in 10, making 36 per cent , were adult Nigerians.

The poll result released yesterday in Abuja, also revealed that 3 in 10, representing 31 per cent of respondents, personally knew of a victim of child rape in their local communities.
The findings revealed:  “Furthermore, almost 4 in 10 36 percent adult Nigerians, representing the majority, claim that most often the offenders involved in the incident of child rape are close family relatives and neighbours, 33 per cent.

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