The Women rights Initiative (WORI) called for prosecution of the killers of the innocence girls and ensure Justice prevailed in the cases.
Executive Director of the WORI Mr. Solomon Liman Ahore who made the plea in a Press Statement made available to ‘Smarts News” saying, the killing of innocent girl, Hanifa by her teacher put serious questions on the strategy, planning and tactics used by the kidnapers.
“It is important to state that at this critical time of our dear country, adherence to human rights and international standards are what the police need to gain the trust of the society while carrying out their duties lawfully”.
“The innocent girls killed deserves justice. Their parents and family members have been pushed into an unexpected state of mourning”.
“I call on the leadership of the Nigerian Police Force to ensure proper prosecution of the killers of these innocent Girls and called on the judiciary to ensure Justice in order to serve as deterrent to other wicked minded people” Mr Solomon Said
The statement added that, the kidnap and eventual gruesome murder of five year-old Hanifa Abubakar by her teacher after collecting ransom of the sum of six million Naira from her parent, is one of the most inhuman, barbaric and evil acts of wickedness recorded in recent times.
The Women rights initiative understand that the increase cases of killings for money and ritual purposes has assumed in a frightening dimension and making life unsafe for children in Nigerians.
The kidnappings, killings ,sexual abuse, and gender based violence are taking severe toll on women and girls, who are the targets of evil perpetrators.
The case of Aisha Umar, an IDP, who was lured and raped by an Humanitarian provider that led her to committing suicide in Maiduguri, Borno State as she could not stand the shame is a clear testimony that, all is not well in our Country.
As mothers, sisters, Daughters, 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 mother’s we are calling on 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 must speak out against these evil acts and demand justice for victims of ritual killings and sexual abuse in Nigeria.