The governor of Nigeria’s Kaduna state signed a law two months ago saying men convicted of rape would be subjected to surgical castration – with those found guilty of raping a child under the age of 14 would be executed, as Breitbart News reported.
She argued that the belief punishment prevents sexual assaults is wrong.
During recent periods of lockdown, the number of reported rape cases in Nigeria rose dramatically.
From March to July, Nigeria documented 717 rape cases and 7,170 unreported rapes across the country.
The guard found Omozuwa unconscious and rushed her to a hospital shortly after.
UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet stands in solidarity and outrage with survivors of #rape, and those demanding justice. Tempting as it may be to impose draconian punishment, she urges we shift the focus on justice and reparation for the victim 👉 https://t.co/yuDdJC7EW0 pic.twitter.com/I0PAptrLCF
— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) October 15, 2020