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Women Rights Inituative seeks justice for Aisha and Hannifa

Laiatu Augustine Bamaiyi, kebbi
Women Rights Initiative (WORI) colled for prosecution of the killers of a 5 year old girl Hanifa Abubakar in Kano by her school proprietor cum abductor. 
The killing of the girl by her teacher according to the executive director of the right group Solomon Liman Ahore raised serious concern and questions on the strategy, policy, planning and tactics by the kidnaper.
“It is important to state that at this critical period in the life of our dear country, adherence to human rights and international standards practice is what the police need to gain the trust of the society while carrying out their duties lawfully.” 
He pointed out that the innocent girl killed deserves justice adding that her parents and family members have been put in an unexpected state of mourning.
Ahore call on the leadership of the Nigerian Police to ensure that the killers are punished stressing that the kidnapped and eventual gruesome murder of the five year old-Hanifa Abubakar after collecting ransom of six million naira from her parent, is one of the most inhuman, barbaric and evil acts of wickedness recorded in recent times.


“police should investigate and prosecute the killers” 
The Women rights initiative according to Ahore understand that the increase cases of killings for money and ritual purposes has assumed a frightening dimension and making life unsafe for Nigerians.
“The kidnappings, killings ,sexual and gender based violence are taking severe toll on women and girls, who are the  targets of evil perpetrators.” 
Ahore cited the case of a fourteen year old Aisha Umar, an IDP, in Maiduguri, Borno state, who was lured and raped by a Humanitarian provider that led her to committing suicide because she could not stand the shame. 
” As mothers, sisters, Daughter, we share the pains. This is no longer the Nigeria we grew up to know where the care for the younger generation was the responsibility of all adults and the community as a whole.” 
“As mother’s we are calling Nigerians and the general public to be more vigilant, security conscious as well as report suspicious characters to security agencies.” 
Women rights initiative call on the Stakeholders, NGOs and CSOs as a matter of urgency to speak out against these evil acts and demand justice for victims of ritual killings and sexual abuse in Nigeria.

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