Fatal Badru, a professor of Sociology at the University of Lagos, on Tuesday, said statistics indicate that a minimum of five cases of domestic violence are being reported daily in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Badru spoke at a symposium organised by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) in Lagos.
He delivered a keynote address at the Symposium, themed “Securing the Home Against Violence”, and put together to commemorate the 2018 Domestic and Sexual Violence Month in Lagos.
Mr Badru said: “According to the DSVRT statistics, there has been an increase in domestic violence daily in Lagos.
“At least, a minimum of five incidences of domestic violence are reported daily.”
The sociologist said recent doctoral studies also showed that domestic violence was more prevalent in the urban areas than the rural areas.
He attributed the high level of domestic violence in urban areas to psychological factors and stressful living conditions.