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Nassarawa to fight gender violence

Nasarawa State First Lady, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi Sule says she is committed to utilizing every resource at her disposal to fight against all forms of violence against women and children in the state.

Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi stated this in her office, Government House Lafia while playing host to a delegation from Adogi village, Lafia Local Government Area of the state.

Delegation from Adogi village with First Lady of Nasarawa State, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi (middle) holding baby Ruqayya in Goverment House Lafia.

The delegation was in the First Lady’s office to thank her for the role she played to ensure full recovery of baby Ruqayya Hashimu who was allegedly raped in Adogi village by a 27-year-old man, Ahmadu Yaro.

While calling on parents to be conscious of people who relate with their children at all times, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi said the survival of baby Ruqayya who was raped at the age of three months had given her a sense of fulfilment.

She stressed the need for security and other relevant agencies to redouble their efforts in tackling sexual violence especially against minors considering the psychological and long term effects on the victims.

 The Father of baby Ruqayya, Mallam Hashimu Aliyu expressed gratitude to the First Lady for saving their daughter’s life by paying off the medical bill incurred due to multiple injuries the baby sustained as a result of the rape.

Mother of baby Ruqayya in Nasarawa State First lady’s office in Lafia.

Chris Nyamtu

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