In a shocking and disturbing incident, a yet-to-be-identified Nigerian man has ignited widespread outrage online after being caught on camera flogging his wife in front of their children. The video, which has since gone viral on social media, has sparked a renewed call for action against domestic violence in the country.
The disturbing footage shows the man repeatedly striking his wife with a belt as she cries out in pain and begs him to stop. Despite the intervention of their children, who can be seen trying to push him away from their mother, the man continues to lash out, claiming that his wife was “talking while he’s talking”. The woman is heard referring to him as “Dayo” during the altercation.
The video has since been widely shared on social media, with many expressing their outrage and calling for the man to be brought to justice for his actions. Domestic violence is a pervasive problem in Nigeria, with many women suffering from physical, emotional, and psychological abuse at the hands of their partners. It is estimated that one in three women in Nigeria has experienced some form of violence in their lifetime.
The incident has sparked renewed calls for action against domestic violence in the country. Many are calling on the government to do more to protect women and girls from abuse, and to ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. There have also been calls for greater awareness-raising campaigns to help women and girls recognize the signs of domestic violence and to know where to seek help.
The Nigerian government has taken some steps to address the problem of domestic violence in recent years. In 2015, the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act was signed into law, which criminalized various forms of violence, including physical, sexual, and psychological abuse. However, many believe that more needs to be done to address the root causes of violence against women and to provide support and protection for victims.
The incident involving the yet-to-be-identified man has once again highlighted the urgent need to take action to protect women and girls from domestic violence in Nigeria. It is hoped that the widespread outrage and condemnation surrounding this incident will serve as a wake-up call to lawmakers, policymakers, and society as a whole to take action to end the scourge of domestic violence in the country.