By Rashidat Akashat With Agency Report
Some residents of Maiduguri have condemned the rising cases of child abuse by brutal homosexual persons.
The residents in Maiduguri on Tuesday told NAN, that the trend was prevalent in the recent times and if left uncontrolled, would become a norm in the society.
Mr Bashir Shuwa, a resident of 707 quarters in Maiduguri said, anal sex has taken a centre stage in the town.
He added that homosexual persons were now taking advantage of the vulnerability of children and forcing them into such acts.
“Recent events in Maiduguri have brought to the fore some disturbing trends that is afflicting several neighbourhoods, who helplessly watch their wards being lured into anal sex.”
Homosexuals Left Unpunished In Maiduguri
He also said, that those who committed such atrocities on the minors, were always left unpunished because of their influence in the society.
“This unpleasant tendency should not be allowed to remain unchecked if we want to live in a decent and tolerable society, where standard ethical norms are being obeyed by all.”
Another resident Mubarak Pate, said that a situation where highly respected persons in the society, force young children into anal sex was terrifying.
Pate added that several elites in the society were not only accused of homosexuality but as enforcers of child abuse.
“Even in countries where Sodomy has been legalised, they descend heavily against those who do it to minors or under aged children.”
“We should ensure that all those with such dirty habits are punished for their crimes.”
“Accordingly, they should not be placed in positions of responsibility so as not to make their criminal activities look attractive to innocent people,’’ he said.
Bulama Ba’aba a resident of 1,000 Housing Estate in Maiduguri, said the act was even more spelled and overlooked in the estate.
In the vein, Hajiya Salamatu Abdulkadir, a politician, added that the level at which such reported cases were being shoved under the carpet was alarming.
“The victims of the abuse are being subjected to mockery, while the perpetrators walk with pride and haughtiness as they continue with their unimpeded misdemeanor.
Innocent Children Should Be Monitored
Abdulkadir stressed on the need to stop the despicable practice from being spread to innocent children by those who indulge in it.
Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, the Borno Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) reacted, confirming that the trend was true and very disturbing.
Abdullahi said two weeks ago, the command apprehended a man who used an electric heater to burn his son anus because he was engaging in homosexual.
“The command discovered that the youth between eight years and 13 years old were being lured by their partners.
“We, therefore, urged parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children and wards to checking the trend of homosexuality in our society,” Abdullahi said.