Female students call for rapists’ castration
Protest Against Sexual Violence,
The National Association of Nigerian Female Students (NANFs), yesterday, marched through the major streets of Jos, Plateau State, clad in black attires to protest against rape and sexual violence meted out to female minors in the society.
The march was terminated at the Jos North Local Council Secretariat, with the association’s National President, Comfort Agbo and Director of Programmes and Research, Nafisat Abdulaziz, calling for the establishment of a special government agency to investigate and prosecute rape offenders, sexual assault and other sexual violence within and outside schools.
They advocated total castration of confirmed rapists of minors and not just a jail sentence.It is also their view that during the investigation, the accused person should be held in police custody, especially where there is sufficient evidence to prosecute the matter.
Stressing that a law should prohibit female children from sitting on men’s laps, they also stated that rape laws should be enforced and effective to protect the girl-child and bring culprits to book as quickly as possible.
Responding, Management Committee Chairman of Jos North, Hon. Shehu Bala Usman, appreciated their concerns; pointing out that child abuse in any form was unacceptable.
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