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Prevailing Acts of Sexual Abuse in Nigeria: Looking Inwards for the Way Forward (Published)

The quest for solution to the prevailing rate of sexual abuse in Nigeria has been the focus of the government and relevant stakeholders lately. There have been efforts at various quarters to curb this act of sexual abuse, especially against women and the girl child, but it continued in perpetuity. It is in the light of this that the research examined the theoretical context of sexual abuse and recounted some recent reported incidents of rape and sexual violence in Nigeria. The aim of the research is to identify ways of curbing the trend of sexual abuse in Nigeria and, relying on both primary and secondary sources, the research adopted a doctrinal methodology. The result of the research revealed that, to effectively address the issue of sexual violence in Nigeria and curb its rampancy, pre-occurrence measures (preventive solutions) and post–occurrence solutions (curative) are efficient mechanisms to use. The research therefore recommends proactive steps on the part of the Nigerian government and relevant stakeholders in the fight against sexual violence in the country.

Keywords: Preventive measures., Rape, curative measures, sexual abuse