A former Nigerian soldier has shared the sad story of how his mother was raped by a neighbor in the barracks where he lived.
Sharing his story via his Twitter handle @FestusNG, the former soldier said when he was still serving in 146 Batallion, his mum had come to pay him a visit in the barracks. He left for work and a neighbor, a fellow soldier, found his way into his house, stabbed his mum, and raped her.
“RAPE IS A DISGUSTING THING. WHEN I WAS A SOLDIER SERVING IN 146 BATTALION. MY MUM VISITED ME, BROUGHT FOODSTUFFS, COOKED ALL SORTS OF FOOD AND SERVED MY NEIGHBOURS (SOLDIERS). AT 6PM, I LEFT FOR MY DUTY. MY NEIGHBOUR BROKE INTO THE CEILING AND GAINED ENTRY INTO MY APARTMENT.
STABBED MY MUM TWICE AT THE BACK AND RAPED HER. MY MUM WAS A MESS AND ALMOST TOOK HER OWN LIFE. I DIDN’T FORGIVE MYSELF UNTIL I LEFT THE ARMY. WHEN YOU PLAN OF RAPING ANYONE, YOU PLAN TO DESTROY THEM. SAY NO TO RAPE.” HE TWEETED.