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Nigerian Group Urges Women To Back Tougher Punishment For Rapists

By Mohammad Ibrahim

Kaduna (Nigeria) – Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation in Nigeria have called on various groups including Human Right Activists, Lawyers, Civil Societies and Women Journalists to join the fight against child rape in the country.

Chairperson of the group, Hajiya Maryam Abubakar who made the call also advocated for tougher punishment to help reduce gang-rape or forcing young children into sex.

She appealed to every Nigerian to support the fight against increasing rape cases destroying the Girl-Child in the country.

“Such unfortunate and un-religious activities play a role in destroying the lives of many innocent Girl-Child in the country.

“We are advocating for severe Punishment for any person or group found in such unholy activities, capable of destroying the lives of many teenagers both boys and girl in the communities.

“As well as to also charges him on damages cause the child with the aims of preventing further molestation.

“The unfortunate thing is that most parents shy away from taking their daughters to police or file a court case due to poverty and low level of Child right violation.

“Many parents usually hide their daughters after been raped by either elderly person or group of young boys.

“That is known in the communities for committing such notorious attitude to young girls” she said.

Maryam decried that failure to try rapists also lead to emergence of gang-rape activities among youth.

She however noted that many young Girls were killed as a result of force rape, while some were infected with HIV/Aid and other related sexually transmitted diseases

“It is really unfortunate how Ritualist’s force force young girls into sex with most times killing the girls,” he said.

She advised Parents on the need to educate their daughters on ways to avoid collecting things like sweets, biscuits, chocolate or money from elderly person.

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