6-year-girl whose genital was mutilated in Bauchi recovers, discharged from hospital

A six-year-old-girl, Hawa’u, whose genital was mutilated by two young men four months ago in Jama’are Local Government Area of Bauchi State has recovered.

She was discharged from hospital and reunited with her family.

Daily Trust reports last December how the suspects, 20-year-old Adamu Abdul Ra’uf and 19-year-old Abdukadir Wada Haladu of Gandu area in Jama’are town, lured the little Hawa’u to an uncompleted building where they cut off her female genital for ritual purposes.

She was rushed to Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital in Kano for treatment at the instance of the State Governor, Bala Mohammed.

The little Hawa’u was handed over to the Bauchi State Governor Mohammed at the Government House by State Commissioner of Health, Dr Aliyu Mohammed Maigoro in company of her parents.

Mohammed, who stated that communities must stand up to stop this “dehumanising act of savagery”, said the government cannot do it alone.

He advised the parents to make sure that they don’t allow little Hawa’u to be alone or to be sent on errands or to be out of school”.

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