Feyi, I have been robbed in my bedroom thrice in different houses and once on the road. I was fortunate not to have to deal with the psychological burden we are discussing here. Nevertheless, Its been over seven years since our last experience and we still have not got over it. I still cannot sleep between the hours of Midnight and five am and have given up trying. I keep vigil as the man. I just do my writing at night and try to get work done. That is stress. As for madam, she could not sleep at night if she heard any noise for two years. And this was just from the violation of our personal space and desecration of the sanctity of the home. What more those that had to go through watching their wives and daughters being raped or worse still, suffer it themselves? It is very hard. And there is no institutionalized or public recourse for Rape Counselling, No NGO's either. Its as if in Nigeria, no one counts Rape as anything. I know of a lady who offered herself in the place of her 12 year old daughter, but the heartless beasts still went ahead and destroyed the poor child's maidenhead. She went on to become rather promiscuous in her life after blaming herself for being the target of rapists. Something needs to be done!