Group Decries Rising Incidence of Child Abuse

 Yakubu Wuyep,Jos


The Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria, MULAN, has decried the high level of child abuse, rape, incest and violence in various homes across the country

Chairman of the body, Barr. Sani Abdulaziz, at the one -day programme which also featured presentations from academicians, judges and other stakeholders, called on members of the public to always be courageous in fighting the menace.

A university lecturer, Dr. Ahmed Garba, in his contribution, urged government to step up plans to prevent the scourge of violence, rape and other source of inhuman treatment melted against others in African .

Garba of the Faculty of Law, Bauchi State University, stated this in his paper, “Legal Discourse on Human Rights as they relate to violence against women and children: Islamic and liberal Perspectives.”

He said: “In view of these challenges, Nigeria should regard and use human rights norms as tools for negotiation rather than superior norms on the religious and cultural norms of their people otherwise; people will continue to resist the application of these liberal norms in the society,” he stated.

Dr. Garba further said, non-observance of human rights in accordance with the acceptable religion and culture of people will encourage more violence against women and children and, “.as Muslims, we cannot afford to allow this in our societies.” 

Chief Judge of the State, Justice David Mann, represented by High court Justice, Nafisa Lawal, tasked MULAN, should continue to organize the programme, “so as to stem the tide of violence.”