Arrest reports in Nigeria: 21 in Delta, 2 in Lagos

Reports of arrests of young gay guys in Nigeria.

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Map of southern Nigeria shows locations of Lagos and Asaba. (Map courtesy of the BBC) Map of southern Nigeria shows locations of Lagos and Asaba. (Map courtesy of the BBC)

Nigeria’s homophobic and untrustworthy media has published reports — unconfirmed reports — about two sets of arrests of gay youths:

Two teenagers, ages 14 and 19, were arrested in Ikotun, near Lagos, after police allegedly caught them having anal sex, according to Absolute Naija.  The report gave their alleged names and school affiliations, but no date for the arrest. The account, published Nov. 13, was accompanied by a presumably unrelated photo of two men lying together.

Twenty-one students, ages and names unspecified, were arrested in Asaba in Delta State at two unnamed state polytechnic schools that had allegedly had become “a beehive of perverse sexual acts,” according to the Nigerian newspaper The Punch and several other Nigerian online news sites. The account in Punch, published today, was accompanied by a photo of the Delta…

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