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Gay Nigerians face beatings, harsh prison sentences, even death – Watch This Video

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Nigeria made same-sex marriage and gay rights activism illegal last January. Since then, gay Nigerians say abuse and extortion have become commonplace by state-sponsored vigilantes, police and public mobs.

As part of a week-long series “Nigeria: Pain and Promise,” special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports on the threats and violence that LGBT citizens face in that country.

He details the abuse and mistreatment of gays in the country, by law enforcement and by Muslim and Christian groups. Watch the video below:

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