2015 Miss Imo State Queen Nigeria winner Stephanie Korie, who is billed to represent Nigeria at one of the biggest beauty pageants in the world, Miss Multinational, in November 2016, has lamented the outcome of her encounter with a purported Nigerian Army soldier on Saturday 15 October 2016.
The beauty queen narrated:
“Nigeria has turned to something else where men treat women with no respect. I’m so disappointed with our military; they treat women with no respect . I’ve been hearing stuffs about the things they do in Aba, Abia States but didn’t believe until it happened to me tonight . I actually went to my friends graduation party with my younger sis in my school, when all of a sudden some guys started fighting. I wasn’t comfortable so we had to go out and we where about leaving when a guy approached me ( army officer not dressed in his uniform ) and asked me of the people with us; I was surprised because I was invited and didn’t know much people in the party. But I didn’t answer him then ,he told me he would slap me if I don’t tell him. I was surprised and asked him why? Before I could recall what was happening he gave me a dirty slap. Now I’m wondering; do men go about slapping any female they see? or the men in our country have lost the respect they have for women? It is a big shame for a soldier in the Nigerian army to act with such irresponsible behaviour. And when he was asked why he did what he did, his reply was “do you know who I am” #StandAgainstMilitaryIntimidation #MenShouldNotHitWomenForNoReason #TheMilitaryShouldProtectAndNotIntimidateOurWomen”