Akure FOMWAN Protest Incessant Rape of Women

Members of Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria, FOMWAN, Akure chapter, have staged a peaceful protest while carrying different placards with inscriptions such as, “No to rape”, “No justification for rape”, “Government save our women and daughters” at the entrance of the Central Mosques in Akure.

Speaking with Radio Nigeria, representative of the national Amirah of FOMWAN, who is the Assistant Zonal Coordinator, Southwest 2, Alhaja Idayat Jimoh said the peaceful protest by the women was to show their displeasure with the raping and killing of girls, children and women in the country.

Alhaja Jimoh said there was need for government to step up security measures to save the lives of its citizens.

Also speaking, representative of the Ondo state Amirah and Chairman, Humanitarian and Community Development Activities of FOMWAN in Ondo State, Mrs. Rafat Momoh said women would not rest until government takes proactive steps to end gender-based violence in the country and also ensure that justice is served on behalf of the abused.

The Ondo State Secretary of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, Alhaja Kadijat Mufutau blamed incessant cases of rape to drug abuse and pornography that most youths watched.

Also the Chief Imam of the Central Mosque Akure, Alhaji Abdul Hakeem Akorede said marriage should be done legally and not eloping or raping women which is forbidden and offenders should be severally punished for it.

He emphasised on adequate parenting to make a child responsible and life worth living for all.

Alhaji Akorede said people convicted for a crime should be made to face the wrath of the law which will serve as deterrent to majority of others.

Olufisoye Adenitan

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