Tragic deaths reveal gaps in Nigeria’s handling of GBV cases


In June 2021, fourteen-year-old Keren-Happuch Akpagher died after allegedly being raped at her boarding school, sparking outrage due to the circumstances and the challenges faced in seeking justice.

Keren’s mother, Mrs Vivien Vihimga Akpagher, revealed that she died from sepsis and complications from a condom left inside her body. The school, Premier Academy Lugbe, denied these allegations, asserting that Keren died from diabetes complications.