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Al-Mu’minaat Calls for Better Training of Male Children, Discourages Re-Opening of Pre-Tertiary Education Institutions now

Al-Mu’minaat (the Believing Women) Organisation has asked all women to take the upbringing of their male children seriously, as it is the male children who are improperly trained that are on rampage, violating the women in the nation. The organisation is seriously worried about the increasing incidence of violent rape cases, calling it a rape of the nation itself.

The National Amirah of Al-Mu’minaat, Hajia Nimatullah Abdulquadir said “the raping and killing of girls and women is becoming a daily headline in our national news. Even religious houses are not spared. All parents with female children fear for the safety of their daughters. We are all guilty of this insanity going on. We all need to take a retrospect into how we might have contributed consciously or unconsciously to the evil Tsunami that is currently sweeping through our nation”.

Hajia Abdulquadir said the shaming and blaming of rape victims or survivors is dangerous, warning those who overtly or covertly seek to accuse victims of being responsible for their ordeal to desist immediately. “No woman deserves to be raped, and while Islam encourages decent dressing, accusing victims of being responsible for rape because of their dressing or being in particular places at the time of the crime is a great injustice”.

The legislatures at all levels must sit to review the laws on rape and provide stiffer punishment that can serve as deterrent to others.

The law enforcement agents and lawyers must make sure that the law takes its cause on offending crimes. The Nigerian police must put their expertise into use to track down offenders. Looking for volunteered information is not enough; forensic audit and other modern means should be used to track perpetrators. Organisations, both civil and religious should educate their members.

Al-Mu’minaat also calls on The National Orientation Agency to rise up to educating the populace about this ugly trend and the need to protect the girl child.

While consoling all Nigerians who have lost their relatives to the global corona virus pandemic, Al-Mu’minaat warns that the worst is not over, pleading with Nigerians not to pressurise the government into opening up all educational institutions, especially pre-tertiary institutions as not all schools in the nation have the capacity to prevent the spread of the virus.

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