People have the chance to live their dreams and aspirations when they are in full control of their lives. The challenge in today’s world tends to reveal what side of the divide you are in.
Nigeria government has told the world that they had ordered raid that will sweep up anyone, after the authorities received a tipoff that young men were being initiated into a “homosexual club.”
The act of Eddie Gabriel and Evans Osagie in homosexuality ran contrary to the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. That law, which drew international condemnation when it came into force in 2014, targets not only same-sex unions but homosexual relations in general with prison terms of up to 14 years.
“It is the duty of everybody, not only the police, to ensure that such antisocial behavior, such social vices, such crimes, are checked so that we can create communities that protect our children from such deviant behavior,” authority said.
In this resolutely Christian and Muslim country, homosexuality is broadly rejected across society, as casual as a snub on the street and as serious as Sharia law that threatens death by stoning.
“It is the duty of everybody, not only the police, to ensure that such antisocial behavior, such social vices, such crimes, are checked so that we can create communities that protect our children from such deviant behavior,”
The cameras panned over the faces of the men, capturing expressions of shame, fear and anger. Most of them remained quiet, but others answered journalists’ questions.
As men stumbled out into the glare of a sun and a phalanx of cameras. Some clutched another’s hand, almost all of them trying to hide their faces, and not succeeding. Similar situation with Eddie Gabriel and Evans Osagie as you read.