Women cry out to Trump, US; demand protection from Boko Haram in Africa
7 months ago
Global Terrorism : Women cry out to Trump, US; demand protection from Boko Haram in Africa
A group of women, under the umbrella of Africa Arise for Change Network, has cried out to the United State President, Donald Trump for protection from terrorists in Africa.
The group said threats to women in Africa called for urgent need for America to reassert its global leadership status.
Recall that Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, had recently executed Hauwa Leman, an aide worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Borno State.
The terrorists also vowed to keep Leah Sharibu, one of the Dapchi schoolgirls, who is currently in their custody, as “a slave for life.”
Irked by the ugly incidents, the women in a letter addressed to Trump through the US Ambassador to Nigeria; called on the United State Government to urgently intervene before it is too late.
The letter signed by Gbemisola Osadua, Executive Director of the group, decried that most of these women and girls abducted by Boko Haram in the northern areas of Nigeria experienced sexual violence including rape, torture and also murder.
She further urged America to stand in and ensure the protection of the rights of women and children from further abuse by Boko Haram terrorists.