Following a surge in the incidence of rape in the country, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has threatened to publish the names and pictures of perpetrators soon.
NAPTIP, therefore, enjoined Nigerians to report such occurrence in their vicinity to the agency or the police.
It said it had concluded plans to make public the identities and photos of sex offenders in the country soon.
NAPTIP Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli, disclosed this in Abuja.
She said that reporting cases of rape was the only way to check such abominable act, adding that the agency would not hesitate to take immediate action on reported cases.
Donli said, “Rapists are now getting away with their illicit acts along with murder; these cases of domestic servitude are cases that take place behind closed doors.
“Our job in NAPTIP is to protect Nigerian men and women, we are not going to compromise our work if they report such cases and we will ensure justice is done.
“Rape cases are not reported because of stigmatisation of the victims and this makes the cases rise. And very soon, the names of rapists will be published with their pictures in the media.”
The NAPTIP DG said the Sex Offenders’ Register had already been opened in the agency, where the names of rape perpetrators were documented for further actions.