“Domestic violence (also named domestic abuse, battering, or family violence) is a pattern of behaviour which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Intimate partner violence is violence by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner. Domestic violence can take place in heterosexual and same-sex family relationships, and can involve violence against children in the family” source: wikipedia
People who are going through this abuse are somehow passive and laid-back due to fear and uncertainty of what will befall them if they speak up. So, they’ll rather persevere and go through all the physical and emotional pain alone.I
t might sound primitive, like does something like this still happen in this modern age? It is still happening and almost as common as ‘Garri’ (Cassava Flour). They just wouldn’t open up! You will never get to know, until someday, things get out of hand and the victim dies or develops some medical condition.
I’ll like to adjure anyone who’s going through this and anyone who knows someone going through this to please be bold and open up! I know Nigerian police is an understatement, but report to the law anyway. That’s one of the many reasons we have police stations and courts of law.
If you think you’re not bold enough to report, I’ll advice you to run as far as your legs can take you. And when I say run, I mean, leave his house! Talk to someone (your pastor, parents) and make your reasons known! If you should die while enduring those beatings from your monster husband, even God will blame you for being stupid to endure such till death.
And for those little kids who can’t help themselves, but are going through this disaster in the hands of aunties, uncles or their ‘oga’ (those working as maids/house-helps). If you happen to know one, please, help them out. Report such cases and save a soul!
I was a victim of Domestic Violence and it affected my life (physically and emotionally) negatively. I do regret sometimes, but it’s too late! “Regrets and mistakes are memories made”.
So many souls have being lost to this heinous crime and some destiny deterred. It’s really heartbreaking. We can all curb it by raising a voice and kicking against it.
Let’s say NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!!!!
By Aaron Fikayomi For Unbrokenchords