In 2015, UNICEF reported that one in four girls and one in ten boys in Nigeria had experienced sexual violence before the age of 18. The report further states that six out of ten children in Nigeria experience emotional, physical, or sexual abuse before the age of 18, with half experiencing physical violence.
Five years later, nothing has changed much. As of June 2020, the Nigerian Police had recorded 717 rape cases in five months, according to Premium Times.
These statistics apply to the ones we hear of or that were reported. How about the ones that were never reported but swept under the carpet? According to Rape, Abuse & Incest Network, only 230 out of every 1000 sexual assaults are reported to police, which means 3 of 4 cases are unheard of.