My In-laws Want To Circumcise My 11-Year-Od Daughter By Force” – Osun Woman Cries Out For Help
A woman has cried out in horror as her in-laws reportedly move to have her 11-year-old daughter circumcised in Osun.
According to report, one Mrs. Bukola Osukoya who is worried about the dangerous aftermath of genital mutilation on the girl-child in Nigeria has called on Nigerians to save her 11-year-old daughter, Jolade, from her in-laws who want to forcefully subject her to genital mutilation in the name of family tradition.
Osukoya, who has often been threatened by her husband’s relations, said she was forced to cry out knowing full well that the family remains adamant about the barbaric act.
According to Osukoya, her husband’s family head, Mr Wasiu Kasali has been pestering her to subject her daughter to female circumcision.
Narrating her story, she said:-
“When this issue started, I thought it was a joke until I was confronted and in the past few months, things have gotten worse, with constant diabolic threats to deal with me and my daughter if they are not allowed to circumcise my daughter.
“I have constantly refused the family’s dangerous intention because of the numerous accounts of many of the young girls in the family, who had been needlessly sent to untimely death on the altar of genital mutilation.
“The family claims circumcision is part of their tradition and my daughter must be circumcised. Many children in the family died due to circumcision and I am totally not in support of this,” she said.
Jolade’s mother, who currently resides in Osogbo, Osun State capital, refused to let the family perform the circumcision, because this is an experience that she would never want anyone else to undergo let alone her only daughter.
“Many wicked uneducated people still indulge in the deadly act of female genital mutilation. I call on well meaning Nigerians and public spirited organisations to help lead the advocacy against this challenge.
“In view of this, I am crying out for help because I do not want my daughter to go through this painful process or get killed,”