By Binta A Bah
Culled from Women’s Bantabaa
R-L: National Coordinator, Child Protection Alliance, Njundu Drammeh, Ambassador Esther John Audu and Executive Director of GAMCOTRAP Dr. Isatou Touray
Nearly a month since more than 200 hundred girls were abducted in Nigeria, GAMCOTRAP and Child Protection Alliance (CPA), have condemn the act of Boko Haram, a Islamist militias based in the country.
GAMCOTRAP, a women’s right NGO working in the area of girls and women and CPA said in a joint statement “we condemn this atrocity.”
Boko Haram attacked and captured 200 plus Nigerian girls in April, action that have been condemn from all corners of the world.
“We express our deepest sympathy to the families of these girls and the entire Nigerian nation for this unholy, unacceptable and disgraceful act,” the release stated. “We call on the whole world to Rise Up against these atrocities.”
Despite condemnation, the leader of Boko Haram said he I will sell the girls.
“This is a serious breach of the principles to which Islam is founded upon. Islam respects the dignity of the person, especially women, and is clearly stipulated in the holy Koran in various verses underscoring the respect and dignity of the woman.”
It went on: “This act of violence against women, is misogyny, satanic and outright evil against women, and is certainly not Islamic.”
GAMCOTRAP and CPA however urged parents not to give up on their efforts to educate their girl-child.
“Education is key in every society especially for women and girls,” they said “It is the fear of the feminine and the beauty it carries, with knowledge that is being nipped in the bud.”
In order to strengthen the faith of all Muslims, the Muslim Ummah should condemn this act without reservation, according to GAMCOTRAP and CPA.
They called on the Nigerian government to tackle the issue with, “these criminals who profess to be Muslim while defiling its basic principles as well as the respect for the dignity of the person and humanity.”