ABDUCTION IN ABUJA: Dorothy Njemanze Tell Her Story.

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She was grabbed by the BREAST, bundled into the car, but managed to fight her way out. Dorothy Njemanze is a popular name in the Nollywood industry, she’s also a Radio presenter and a Human Rights Activist. Yesterday, at the AbujaFamily sit out for #BringBackOurGirls in the UNITY FOUNTAIN, she told me her story and why she’s doing what she’s doing today.

Twice, I’ve been abducted by unknown men here in the federal capital city, she said. The last being right in front of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Wuse 2, Abuja. What this simply mean is that, more than half of the ladies from this Church must have been a victim of abduction. In 2011, i started creating awareness about Child Abduction in Abuja. I carried out a protest march in 2012 to the Ministry of Women Affairs, written letters to the Ministry of Justice, The Nigerian Army, The Nigerian Police, Ministry of Women Affairs as well as the National Assembly, but none of these entities has provided me with the JUSTICE i seek let alone ending the charade. In one of the public hearings, Honourable members of the House of Representative asked me to go mobilize ‘OTHER PROSTITUTE’ before a case can be established, sh said.

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), and the Society Against Prostitution and Child Labour were not innocent in this drive. They, according to Njemanze, are also complacent to the heinous crime of abduction going on in the city of Abuja. Some time last year, the ever parading van of the AEPB pulled up and abducted 20 girls, assembled them at the RIVER PLATE PARK opposite ABIA HOUSE and commanded them to get naked. No bra, no pant, and they were all raped, both by military men and the patrol team of the AEPB. On the 4th of January, 2014, four soldiers were dismissed by the Nigerian Army in respect to this act.

The average rate of girl child abduction in the federal capital city, Abuja, ranges from 100 to 200 on a daily basis said Njemanze. I am advocating for JAIL TERM for those occupying authoritative position whose silence has over the years, promoted girl child abduction in the FCT, she said.

When asked whether or not President Jonathan should return in 2015, she categorically said unless there’s a change in the system, then NO WAY for him.

Dorothy Njemanze’s abduction story and fight for a stoppage of it by the government is just one out of the many cases that fly around on daily basis in Nigeria. If you’ve been a victim of abduction, reach out and join her in this advocacy struggle.

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  • Leke Adelere

    The laws prescribing the punishment against rape and abduction of ladies or women are not biting enough. Most of the lawmakers are not affected that is why they dont know what it means to be a rape victim. It should be ten years jail term or life imprisonment for those caught in the act. Detail innvetsigations should be instituted into all the pending cases of raping and abductions.