Victims in Nigeria are often pressured by rapists’ families to drop all charges. And now the courthouses are all closed.
Residents blamed a military withdrawal and government inaction for the recent spate of attacks, which has left 20 dead.
Nigerians initially defied stay-at-home orders, with one prominent cleric telling followers that Donald Trump created coronavirus to prevent Muslim pilgrimages to Mecca.
A police commissioner visited the site of one mass murder wearing a coronavirus mask, but sectarian terrorism is killing far more Nigerians than COVID-19.
Coronavirus has clobbered Africa’s hand-to-mouth villagers economically, even as nations like Nigeria have seen few cases.
A small village’s neighborhood watchmen captured raiders from gang wielding AK-47s and machetes, but not before two civilians paid a price for being Christian.