Nigeria Issues Warning Over Viral Schoolgirl Video


Authorities in Nigeria’s city of Lagos have warned against sharing or receiving images depicting child pornography, saying that such an offence carries a 14-year jail term.

There have been allegations of sexual violence involving some students of a private school during a trip to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from March 10 to 13.

A video reportedly showing the incident, in which a 10-year-old girl is said to appear, is being shared widely online.

The girl’s mother says her daughter was drugged by a male student and has accused the school authorities of a cover-up.

Local media say the incident occurred when the students of the school travelled to Dubai to participate in the World School Games between March 10 to 13.

The Lagos State government has ordered the immediate closure of the school pending further investigations into the incident.

The school has denied any wrongdoing and it said it had suspended the male student. Source: BBC