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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 06:55 PM

Woman who absconded with daughters over circumcision declared missing in Lagos

A woman identified as Mrs. Oyeronke Adams who disappeared with her three daughters for refusing the eldest one, Miss Mariam Adams, to be circumcised in accordance to family traditions has been declared missing by the Dada Bakare and Alarape Aligbangba families of Ajah in Eti-Osa local government area of Lagos state.
Mrs Oyeronke was said to have vehemently opposed the decision to force her daughter into an early marriage in 2018 as well as her circumcision as part of the preparation for the marriage.


The decision, according to the family youth leader, Arinola Adams, was a requirement by both family oracles based on a land agreement.
According to Arinola, “Madam Oyeronke Adams deceived him to take Mariam Adams to travel out of the country for shopping in preparation for her marriage and circumcision when she left Nigeria sometime in 2018 with her and her other children and she has not been back to Nigeria since then.


“Now, it is mandatory for Madam Oyeronke Adams to bring our daughter – Mariam Adams to Nigeria to go through purification exercise as it is part of our family tradition, custom and believes that every first female child born from this family home and away must take part in this purification exercise at the ancestral shrine and prepared them for marriage.
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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:03 PM

1. I beg everyone, do not call this horror "circumcision".

If slicing off a girl's clitoris were "female circumcision" then "male circumcision" would mean slicing off a boy's penis altogether.

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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:03 PM

2. Straight out f the Dark Ages.

I hope that mother and her 3 precious girls got to a place of safety. No one should be forced to live in such a place that allows women to be tortured and treated as chattel, a piece of property to be bartered and sold by callous men who profit off the sale of their own daughters.

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