The 2014 Violence Against Children in Nigeria report says that the rate at which children are abused is high. While one in four girls experience sexual violence, one in ten boys are abused but this is not to say that attention should not be given to the the boy-child.
A twitter user, Natachi Peace shared the story of a 4-year old boy who was sexually abused by his 36-year old aunt.
This is a call to parents that they cant be too careful with their children. Unfortunately, even close relative can’t be trusted.
So my sister, a nurse was attending to a 4 years old boy yesterday. Here’s the story My sister told the boys aunt to assist in holding the boy for injection. The boy ran away from the aunt and followed my sister. He told my sister, he doesn’t like the aunt.
She thought it was kids been kids
HIM– I want to tell you something My sister – tell me him– my peepee is paining me. My sister– what happened? HIM– My aunt, does something on it that makes me cry …. He started crying. My sister– you mean the aunt outside? Him– yes nurse
My sister locked the aunt in a room, called the police & the boy’s mom. They examined the boy and behold- it’s a case of child abuse. The mom cried until she couldn’t cry any more. Aunt got arrested. The aunt is 36 years old, the mom’s younger sister
I cannot imagine what the boy is going through and what’s he’s been through. Some people are so messed up they end up ruining lives. What is a 36 year old looking for in a 4 year old?
How careful can one be around relatives too? Her own sister? I’m just tired people. You can’t even trust your blood.