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Is the death penalty used as punishment for consensual same-sex relations in Nigeria?

In its 2020 State Sponsored Homophobia report, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) found that, as of November 2020, there is full legal certainty that the death penalty is the legally prescribed punishment for consensual same-sex sexual acts in Nigeria and 5 other UN Member States, namely Brunei, Iran, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Death by stoning is the prescribed punishment for consensual same-sex sexual acts between adults in 12 states in Nigeria: Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara.

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