At 10am, on May 4th a group of men and women gathered at old parade ground to protest on the abuse of women by police officers in Abuja.
They embarked on a twenty minutes walk chanting the words: “Don’t Rape Us, Protect Us”, “I Stand To End Rape”, “Stop Raid On Women”, “We will not be silenced”, “I am a female child, my dressing is my choice”, “Her today, could be me tomorrow” etc.
The march came to a halt in front of the Police Headquarters in Abuja where they were addressed by the Police Commissioner who promised to take action against the Police officers and to bring law and order once again to the country.
Ever since, Nigerians have also taken to social media for some days now to condemn the alleged sexual abuse of a group of women recently arrested by police officers in Abuja.
The women were accused of being prostitutes and were arrested during a raid on nightclubs in the federal capital territory. Prostitution is illegal in the country but given the questionable nature of the Nigerian Police Force indiscriminately arresting people & charging them for crimes they might not have committed, there’s been a protest in the FCT demanding answers, and making sure it is not another demonstration of the inhumane conduct of officers of the Nigerian Police Force.
VIDEO: Watch a short film documentary on the protest here: youtu.be/cgnQRVZPBFw