Photos: Nigerian man allegedly beaten and burned by homophobes

A report of a Nigerian man who was allegedly beaten and burned by homophobes because of his sexual orientation has surfaced on the internet with gory pictures.

Photo Source: Facebook

By Mike Daemon

The incident is said to have happened in Aba, Abia State Nigeria. The exact time and date of the incident are still unknown. However, this is obviously not the first time that such reports have emerged from within the region, as the area is listed amongst one of the most dangerous places for gay people in the country.

Read also: 65 places to avoid and steps to take if you are gay in Nigeria

In Nigerian, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer [LGBT] people are mostly targeted and attacked based on their real or perceived sexual orientation. These attacks are fueled by homophobic and discriminatory laws against LGBTIQ+ people in the country and perpetrators usually enjoy impunity.

However, as at the time of writing this report, the authenticity of the incident has not yet been confirmed and NoStrings is reaching out extensively to validate the trueness of the report and will do a follow up if anything substantial comes up.

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    Domingo A. Torres 3 years

    This is very sad, that there are still people whose hatred and bigotry can not be contained. Whether these types of activities are directed to the orientation of a gay person or not, it is fundamentally a criminal act of hatred and prejudicial discrimination instigated by the laws of that country.

    This is a testimony that such laws have no place in an educated democracy and modern society. Punishing someone for their sexual orientation or even creating a law against one’s borned or even defiled nature, which is no fault of their own is absurd and reckless toward the overall well being of that nation’s goodwill, tolerance, and compassion towards one another.

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