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There's a war on women in Abuja, by the Nigerian Police Force.

Returning from a literary event by 9pm, the Taxify driver asked me to sit in front with him.

"It's better if they think we're husband and wife."

At a checkpoint, a policeman pointedly asked him if we were married.
Someone just shared a story of her 21-year-old daughter pulled out of a Taxify by policemen in Wuse. They dismissed her ride and detained her.

Searched her wallet and "arrested" her for have old 20 and 50 naira notes. The mother had to call a DCP to get her released.
If women aren't even safe in what passes for private vehicles, what's next?

Hunting us down until we stop appearing in public? Breaking into our homes and dragging us out for not going anywhere?

Because at this rate, nothing is too ridiculous for the Nigerian police to do.
What happens to the hundreds of women without Segalink's number? Those of us who know no DCP or ACP or IGP?

It appears the lot of us women are just a flag down away from being arrested for prostitution and other trumped up charges and in danger of rape.
At this point, I am sorely tempted to return to my village and restart my poultry business.

It was profitable, I could go about as I liked, I was at peace, and had no fears of being attacked by the very people empowered by law to protect me.
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