Nigerian Minister Calls for Action on ‘Alarming’ Increase in Rapes During Coronavirus Lockdown

June 10, 2020

(Reuters) – Nigerian Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen called on law enforcement to expedite rape cases as they spiked during lockdowns aimed at containing the spread of the new coronavirus. Her call followed protests (here) earlier this week over sexual violence in West Africa’s most populous nation and a series of high-profile rapes.