In honor of the International Women’s Day that passed on March 8th. I didn’t feel a link would do it justice.
On Sunday 28th Feburary 2016, Punch Newspaper broke the news of Ese Oruru; a 14 year old girl who was abducted from her home in Bayelsa in August 2015 and taken to Kano by a 22 year old boy named Yinusa. Her mother, a petty trader, had tried to no avail to secure her release. It wasn’t until the story leaked to the media and civil society that she was released to her parents on Tuesday March 1st.
Unfortunately the poor girl had been forcefully converted to Islam and was already 5 months pregnant. Now her education would have to be interrupted, at least till she has her baby. Most likely (although I hope not), she may join the burgeoning number of young girls in Nigeria suffering from Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF); by the way Nigeria has the highest prevalence of VVF in the whole world.She would also have to deal with…
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