The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has urged Nigerians to report cases of rape within their vicinity to the agency or the nearest police station.
Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, the Director General of the Agency, made the call in an interview known to Noble Reporters Media, following the rising cases of rape in the country.
The DG said both old and present cases should be reported to the Agency.
According to her, reporting the case of rape is the only way the trend can be stopped in the society.
She added that the agency will not compromise its work for anything if such cases are reported.
“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 a 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.
Okah-Donli however, appealed to the media to assist in creating more awareness about this trend to put the perpetrators on alert.