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Published On: Wed, Feb 26th, 2014

Rise in rape cases worries North-west women Journalists

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From Edwin Olofu, Kano

The National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has expressed concern over the rise in cases of rape involving minors in the Northern part of the country.

The National Vice President of the Association in charge of North-West Zone, Hajia Zainab Rabo Ringim who raised the alarm, urged law enforcement agencies to conduct thorough investigation into the incidents in order to bring the culprits to book.

Zainab who was speaking in Kano yesterday during the Triennial Zonal meeting, expressed worry that the cases of rape affects mostly child girls between the ages of 3 and above.

She said the “The rape case is a great concern to every persons and called for urgent action to address the problem from the society”.

On the women involvement into politics, The NAWOJ National Vice President also revealed that “No political dispensation could ever reach fruition without women playing a spectacular role.

“In times of electioneering campaign every politician considered the women folk as important knowing that with our numerical strength we can do and undo. We should be fully guided by our role in determining the political future of the country. We have no reason to shirk this role”, she said.

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