According to a UNICEF report from 2016, six out of every ten children in Nigeria suffer some type of violence before the age of 18. The report also says one in every four girls and one in every six boys are victims of sexual violence.
In 2021, in one of the communities in the Federal Capital Territory, a 14 years old Abigail was raped by Mr Ahmed a 45-year-old who was a friend to her father.
Abigail was raped in Mr Ahmad’s house when she visited him upon his invitation. Mr Ahmad had invited the teenager to his house with the promise of giving her a gift.