Sexual & Gender Based Violence: Rising From This Low Point By Abubakar Bukola Saraki

By Abubakar Bukola Saraki

When I tweeted last week about the tragic incident of the rape and murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa in a church in Benin, I did so for several reasons. First, it was the right thing to do as these incidents of violence against our women are becoming all too frequent. Second, it was borne out of the conviction that we all need to stand up and fight this dangerous trend, which represents a new low to which our country has sunk. Third, I found myself ruminating over Uwa’s case…

Abubakar Bukola Saraki MBBS CON (pronunciationⓘ; born on 19 December 1962) is a Nigerian politician who served as the 13th president of the Nigerian Senate from 2015 to 2019.[1][2] He previously served as the governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011; and was elected to the Senate in 2011, under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing the Kwara Central Senatorial District, and then re-elected in the 2015 general elections