Blackmail and extortion including other violent crimes is very common against Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender [LGBT] persons in Nigeria.
These crimes are perpetrated almost every day by homophobic criminals who often go unpunished because there is no protection for homosexual persons in the country coupled with the fact homosexuality is criminalized in the country.
Below is a list of places in Nigeria where violence and extortion have been reported multiple times against LGBT persons, so therefore, gay persons are strongly advised to take caution when meeting people, especially strangers in these areas.
Lagos: Igando, Mile 2, Trade fair, Okokomaiko, Ojo, Festac, Ikotun, Okota, Lekki (Second/Maruwa roundabout)
Abuja: Gishiri, Mpape, Maraba, Lugbe
Cross Rivers: Mbukpa Area, 8miles Area, Unical Male Hostel, Eastern Highway
Oyo: Oje, Beere, Oke-Itunu, Komu, Apete, Orita, Challenge, Molete, Ogbomosho, Alakia, Sango
Abia: Ngwa Road, PH Road, Ogborhill, Ariaria, Ukaegbu, MCC, Aba North, Aba South, Osisoma, Umuojima, Ukapkiri, Omuma, Osusu
Anambra: Awada, Woiliwo, Fegge, Okpoko, Nsugbe
Imo: IMSU Junction, Bishop Court, Cherubim Junction, Futo, Control
Enugu: Emene, Maryland, Garikki, Topland, Abakpa, Asata, Onuato, UNN (Nsukka), Agbani, Mkpokiti
Delta: Ibusa, koka Junction, Warri
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