A bold female Nigeria Youth Service Corps member (name withheld) serving in Gombe state, has revealed how she was nearly raped in 2016 and what she did in order to stop the attempt.
The 2017 Batch B, stream 1 corps member who graduated from Federal University of Wukari,Taraba state, said the time is right for her to disclose her encounter with a rapist.
Read her story below;
Women should now arm themselves at least have hot grounded pepper in their bags.
For two years I haven’t gotten the courage to share my experience but I will now.
On the 11/12/2016, I was on my way home from lectures
It was around 5pm, so I decided to take a shortcut
I was listening to a song using a headphone.
Someone on a bike passed…I felt like he was lost,
So the man alighted from the bike and met me, “I want to f**k u”. I couldn’t make out what he was saying although I was scared…so my mind was like wrap up ur hair
U have pepper in ur bag get it out. He then spoke again and I was able to make out what he said
I quickly took to my heels
He chased me
I got out my pepper tore it open and then threw it on his face
He staggered to the ground
I beat him. Used my blade and cut him on his legs hands I had mercy on his manhood else I for destroy am once and for all
So women na to carry our own weapons enough is enough
The question is, do you think self defense will put an end to raping?