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Gender-Based Violence: Kwara CDHR Condemns Molestation, Abuse Of Minors In Ganmo Community Islamic School

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Kwara State Chapter, has condemn the abuse of minors and gender based violence in Ganmo Community area of Kwara state.

In a statement signed by Afolabi Lukman Idris Afees, and made available to NAOSRE, the committee said it’s been briefed about the incidents which happened recently in one Islamic School named ‘Misbahudeen’ around Ganmo area of Kwara State.

“In a viral video, some male students were seen maltreating and manhandling a female student and a male student for reasons best known to them.” The statement read.

CDHR noted that during the course of investigation, it gathered that those students were punished, on the directive of their teachers, for attending birthday party of one of the seniors in the same Islamic School.

“All attempts by the organization to reach the victims has not been successful. This incident is bad and condemnable. It is a typical case of gender based violence and child molestation as well as an abuse of privilege which need to be investigated.” The statement noted.

CDHR however, calls on appropriate authorities to rise up to this challenge, investigate the issues surrounding the molestations and apply appropriate sanctions to forestall recurrence. “The Kwara state government, the Nigerian Police Kwara state command, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other relevant agencies should rise up against these inhuman treatments to prevent such abuses in future.”

The Human Rights Group urged the Kwara State Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development and Kwara Board of Arabic Education to investigate, and sanction the Arabic school appropriately.

“CDHR remains the foremost human rights group in the state and we are committed to the course.”

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