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Why we stopped March against Rape – Kano Police

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Why we stopped March against Rape - Kano PoliceKano State Police Command says it stopped a peaceful match against rape by Saint Louis Old Girls Association (SLOGA) on Tuesday as a result of security concerns.

The Police spokesman, DSP Magaji Majiya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview that the command had earlier given full support to the march but changed the decision.

Majiya said that in view of the recent Boko Haram show down with the Police in some parts of the state on Sunday, the command advised the women to drop the march for security reasons.

He said that it was well known to every Kano citizen that the Police were at the forefront in terms of dealing with rape cases in the state.

He said there was no way the Police could stop the women from the march without a concrete reason.

The President of Saint Louis Girls Secondary School Old Girls Association, Hajiya Aisha Dankani, had issued a press statement accusing the state government and the Police of halting their proposed march.

She said that the “All Women March Against Rape” was organised by the association after consultation with the state government and the Emir of Kano.

“Rape is an unacceptable crime in every part of the world and we united to say ‘No to rape, No to sexual violence and enough is enough’,” she said.

NAN reports that SLOGA organised the match to create awareness on the alarming rate of rape cases and other forms of sexual violence in Kano.

The match was scheduled to hold on Tuesday morning but the Police cautioned the association on the security challenges in the state after a meeting with the state Police Commissioner.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

2 Comments

  1. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    July 26, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Flimsy excuses will not help both the Kano State government and the Nigeria Police Kano State Command for canceling a peaceful protest. There’s no justification for cancelling the protest.. Both the State government and the Nigeria Police command in Kano state should have contributed resources to support the execution of a peaceful protest in every way. form or shape period. Instead of supporting the Rapists. By cancelling the protest the Nigeria Police has missed out on the opportunity to show /work with the people of the state to assure them that the Police care about their plights. Secondly, allowing the protest to go forward will put the rapist on notice that the State government and the entire Police force will henceforth not condone such behaviour anywhere in the State period. Comming out with a statement to support their cause after canceling their peaceful protest is medicine after death. The State government and the Police command in Kano State should all be ashamed of themselves. Conducting a peaceful protest is a Constitutional rights of every Citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The next time these Women wants to stage a peaceful protest. If denied such opportunity. They should result to civil disobedience. Ignore the Police orders and go forward with their protest. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

  2. AV

    July 26, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Oppression!
    Always excuses and using “fear” is their ”get-out-clause” Yet other events are still holding in the state.. Rape victims will not be silenced!

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