June 19, 2018

Police, NSCDC to arrest violators of female genital mutilation in Ekiti (ThisDay)

Police, NSCDC to arrest violators of female genital mutilation in Ekiti (ThisDay)

Following Ekiti State’s ranking as the second in the country in the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), security agencies Thursday made a commitment for the arrest and prosecution of violators of the state’s Child’s Rights Act and female Genital Mutilation Prohibition Law 2002.

In a two-day training workshop organised by non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Ado-Ekiti Ekiti under the aegis of New Generation Girls and Women Development Initiative (NIGAWD) and Centre for Women’s Health and Information (CFWHI), the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) signed a pact with the NGOs on the subsequent arrest and prosecution of culprits. Read more

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