20 March 2018

Nigeria: Women Can Seeks Collaboration to End Abduction of Schoolgirls

Jos — The Women Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) in the 19 northern states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mrs. Leah Solomon, has canvassed collaboration to end frequent abduction of schoolgirls.

She urged all Muslim mothers across the country to cooperate with them to launch an expanded campaign across the country against abduction.Solomon made the call yesterday during a protest march organised by members of the association in the 19 northern states and the FCT.She said the women would no longer fold their arms and watch the uncanny action of the insurgents.

She lamented the abduction of female secondary schools girls irrespective of religions, and converting them to sex slaves, or using them for any kind of gains. According to her: "These abductions are gradually becoming a trend in this country and they have to stop."

The association demanded the unconditional release of all the girls who had already been abducted."It doesn't matter if these girls are Christians or Muslims. What is paramount is that the action of these insurgents going to schools to abduct girls for whatever reasons must be halted forthwith. She said: "As mothers, it is agonising to know that your daughter whom you sent to school is abducted by one terrorist and taken to an unknown destination.

"They forcibly use them as sex slaves or for other purposes. This is what no mother would want to imagine, let alone to experience. She cautioned that no amount of achievements by the Muhammadu Buhari administration would be meaningful amidst the killings of innocent people.She lamented that some criminal elements have taken advantage of the farmers-herdsmen clashes to perpetuate evil agenda on many communities in the north part of the country, while the government and security agents appear helpless.


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