….Advocates Justice for Hanifa , Others
The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists NAWOJ has cried out over the Incessant Killings of Innocent citizens being perpetrated by some criminal elements in the country.
NAWOJ in a press release on Saturday signed by the President of the association,Mrs Ladi Bala lamented the kidnap and eventual gruesome murder of five year old-Hanifa Abubakar by her teacher after
collecting ransom of six million naira from her parent, NAWOJ described the incident as “one of the most horrific, barbaric and inhuman
evil acts of wickedness recorded in recent times.
“The killing of the innocent Nigerian child by the proprietor of her school, smirks of gross betrayal of
trust, which the little girl and her parent reposed in the institution and the proprietor”
NAWOJ notes that the increase in cases of killings for money and ritual purposes has assumed
a frightening dimension, thus making life unsafe for Nigerians.
“Killings, kidnappings, sexual and gender based violence are taking severe toll on women and girls, who
are the soft targets of evil perpetrators.
“The case of Aisha Umar, an IDP, who was lured and raped by a humanitarian provider that led her to
committing suicide in Maiduguri, Borno State as she could not stand the trauma and the brutal murder
of the son of a Gender activist, Madam Ene Ede, in Abuja recently, by yet to be identified murderers, to
mention but a few, are all indicators that all is not well in our dear country.
“As mothers, we aver with pains that 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 mothers, we appeal to Nigerians to be more vigilant, security conscious as well as report suspicious
characters to security agencies.
NGOs and CSOs must speak out against these evil acts and demand justice for victims of ritual killings
and sexual abuse in Nigeria”.