Zam­fara gov’s wife wants rapists cas­trated

The Punch - - NEWS - Mai­haraji Al­tine, Gusau

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

ac­tion.

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.

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