by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
An Islamic body, Nastrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT), Kaduna, has observed with serious concern the increase in gender-based violence against women and the girl-child as manifested in the rape and gruesome murder of Barakat Bello, Vera Omozua and many others.
The body said “The action is cruelty and alien to all faiths and cultures in our dear country, and we condemn this barbaric violence in all ramifications.”
A statement issued and signed by chairman Kaduna branch of NASFAT, Engr. Muhyideen Alimi Yusuf, and made available to newsmen by publicity secretary of the body, Hajiya Latifa Yusuf, stated that, “There is no excuses or any justifications whatsoever that is acceptable from the perpetrators of these cruelty.
“We hereby call on all religious organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and citizens to join hands with government at all levels to stop these evils that have infested our society,” Hajiya Yusuf stated, and prayed for the repose of the souls of all departed victims of these violence and condoled with their families.