Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2016)
Rape as a tool of terrorism: Exploring the situation in northeastern Nigeria and scrutinizing the legal frameworks
Author(s): Adekunbi Imosemi, Abangwo Nzeribe
Abstract: This article reviews and examines the use of rape as a tool of terrorism in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. The study will examine the causes of terrorism in North Eastern Nigeria and why women prefer to be quiet about being raped by terrorists. The issue of granting amnesty to terrorists and whether they will still be prosecuted will be explored. More so, existing legal framework that addresses the prosecution of rape during and after armed conflict will be reviewed. It is recommended that the National Assembly should enact an Act that will explicitly deal with the crime of rape during and after armed conflicts in Nigeria especially so as to take care of emerging and unforeseen circumstances.