Nigerians have been called upon to report any incident of rape that happened around their areas.
The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Jule Okah-Donli made the statement on Thursday in Abuja following in reaction to rising cases of rape in the country.
She charged anyone that is aware of rape cases to report the matter to her Agency or the Police, adding that NAPTIP is the lead agency in the war against rape.
According to her, reporting the case of rape is the only way the trend can be stopped in the society, pledging that NAPTIP will not compromise its work for anything if such case is reported to it.
“Rapists are now getting away with their illicit acts along with murder; these cases of domestic servitude are cases that take place behind closed doors. Our job in NAPTIP is to protect Nigerian men and women, we are not going to compromise our work if they report such case, we will ensure justice is done.
“Rape cases are not reported because of stigmatisation of the victims and this makes the cases to rise. Very soon, the name of rapists will be published with their pictures in the media,” she said.
The NAPTIP boss said sex offender register had already been opened in the agency where the names of rape perpetrators were documented for further actions and appealed to the media to assist in creating more awareness about this trend to put the perpetrators on alert.