Presidency reacts to harassment of ladies in Abuja

Presidency reacts to harassment of ladies in Abuja

The presidency has reacted to the harassment of ladies in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by men of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (APEB) alongside policemen in the last few weeks.

Men of the APEB and their counterparts have been storming relaxation spots in the Nigerian capital, randomly picking up any lady they come across.

The officials were accused of raping, dehumanizing and assaulting the ladies during the raid.

The acts of the board sparked outrage on social media as feminist organisations started a campaign online with the hashtag #AbujaRaidOnWomen against the act.

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The Nigerian presidency had reacted to the actions, vowing that those involved would be punished.

A statement by Laolu Akande, a presidential spokesperson noted that: “a thorough investigation of what happened is ongoing.”

“This administration will not tolerate any violation of the individual freedoms of our people and all infringements shall be punished,” he added.

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Meanwhile, feminist organisations and human rights groups on Saturday, May 4 in Abuja marched to the FCT police command to protest against the recent raid against women.

They marched with placards bearing different inscriptions like: “To Be a Woman is Not a Crime”, “Stop the Gender-Based Violence”, “We Have a Right to be Heard”, “My Dressing is my Choice”, etc.

Watch the video of the protest on Legit TV

Source: Legit

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