Zamfara gov’s wife wants rapists castrated
THE wife of the Zamfara State Governor, Hajiya Aisha Bello Mohammed, has urged the state House of Assembly to enact a law that will allow the castration of rapists in the state.
Speaking when she paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gusau, Aisha said, “If the law is enacted, it will help to reduce the rampant cases of rape in the state.”
The governor’s wife, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Halima Mohammed, said the law was imperative, considering the fact that it was very difficult for women to voice out when they were raped.
She however encouraged all those who had been raped to come out and report to the appropriate authorities for necessary
She also sought the advice and support of the emir and also called on the people of the state to prevail on the House of Assembly to enact the law.
The Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, who commended her wonderful initiative, assured her of his support.
The emir also commended her for the women empowerment programmes she introduced in the state.