Nigeria’s first openly gay pastor, Jide Macaulay has issued a warning to his fellow gay men in Nigeria. In a post he shared on Facebook, Jide warned all gay men to stay away from “hook ups”, as it is basically what leads to the their arrest.
NIGERIA: There are news of mass gay arrests by the police and many blackmailing activities via gay social media. Please BE WARNED
We also need to warn the LGBTQ people!! All these “hook up” is getting you into trouble and danger. Even some gays have become set up agents in that lawless country Nigeria.
The US-Based pastor also reacted to the news where 53 persons were arrested during a gay wedding in Zaria. He wrote:
This is truly outrageous. Nigeria law enforcement and the government should focus on fighting terrorism, poverty, injustices and not homosexuals. Despicable.
“Extortion, mob violence, arbitrary arrest, torture in detention, and physical and sexual violence” are common against people suspected of homosexual activities, HRW said in a 2016 report.