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Girl, 17, flees home over forced circumcision

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Bachelorette (3872)
Gistmaniac (m) | 2 years ago

       17-year-old girl, Miss Patricia Youmgbo, has been declared missing by family members after she reportedly fled home to avoid circumcision.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the girl's decision to run away from home followed the death of her younger sister, Joy, after she was forced to undergo circumcision on January 15.

An uncle to the missing girl, Mr. Jonah Youmgbo, told NAN that Patricia had fled the family home in Amassoma, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa since Feb. 14.

Youmgbo said that the two sisters, who lived in Lagos, had came home in December 2012 to spend the Christmas with their grandmother in Amassoma.

He said that the girls’ grandmother and some extended family members had ordered the girls to be circumcised before returning to Lagos.

NAN learnt that it was the decision of the family that led to the forced circumcision of Joy, a development that triggered the excessive bleeding that eventually led to her death.

Youmgbo, who lamented the death of the teenager, said that Joy, who was full of life before the forced circumcision, died from injuries as a result of the crude traditional practice of female genital mutilation.

He explained that the victim, suffered severe excruciating pains for days after the mutilation of her genital before her death.

Youmgbo said that medical reports obtained after the death of Joy, showed that the 15-year-old died of "Post Circumcision haemorrhage''.

NAN learnt that it was the fear of falling victim of the same circumcision that made the elder sister, Patricia to flee the community since Feb. 14.

Youmgbo, who is a brother to the girls’ father, told NAN that a case of missing person had since been reported at the Amassoma Divisional Police headquarters.

He used the opportunity to call on Nigerians and Ijaw people in particular to desist from the “obnoxious” tradition of female genital mutilation.



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23 Feb 12, 05:04 PM
toibeli (4534)
Gistmaniac (m) | 2 years ago

Circumcision at 17years? I hope she keeps running and never stop Roll Eyes

23 Feb 12, 07:18 PM
kingpago (305)
Upcoming (m) | 2 years ago

Why must it be at the age of 17? such tradition should stop

23 Feb 12, 07:18 PM
lovecommander (509)
Upcoming (m) | 2 years ago

RUN AS FAST AS YOUR LEG COULD CARRY YOU.

23 Feb 12, 07:18 PM
Unikpearl (3186)
Gistmaniac (f) | 2 years ago

Dats weird,circumcision @ d age of 17yrs...keep hiding


23 Feb 12, 07:29 PM
fuckinjoe (539)
Upcoming (m) | 2 years ago

why is this community still practicing such an archaic tradition?  young girl run as fast as your leg can go..........if possible i will send my dump, useless and foolish driver( ajanni) to come and pick you up wherever you are.... Grin Grin


23 Feb 12, 07:34 PM
HappyJeff (145)
Upcoming (m) | 2 years ago

na wahoooooo

23 Feb 12, 07:39 PM
lee22 (2800)
Gistmaniac (f) | 2 years ago

Quote from: toibeli on 23 Feb 12, 07:18 PM
Circumcision at 17years? I hope she keeps running and never stop Roll Eyes
Grin Grin Grin abi ooo

23 Feb 12, 07:43 PM
lee22 (2800)
Gistmaniac (f) | 2 years ago

Quote from: lovecommander on 23 Feb 12, 07:18 PM
RUN AS FAST AS YOUR LEG COULD CARRY YOU.
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

23 Feb 12, 07:44 PM
Beauti4 (8336)
Hero (f) | 2 years ago

God will take that girl far away from the entire community.

23 Feb 12, 08:16 PM
ajanni (97378)
Grande Master (m) | 2 years ago

Quote from: toibeli on 23 Feb 12, 07:18 PM
Circumcision at 17years? I hope she keeps running and never stop Roll Eyes
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

23 Feb 12, 08:25 PM
Bantino (651)
Upcoming (m) | 2 years ago

Nice decision girl, never look back.

23 Feb 12, 08:25 PM
Princestevo (833)
Upcoming (m) | 2 years ago

keeping runing farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

23 Feb 12, 08:32 PM
onlyGodknows (910)
Upcoming (m) | 2 years ago

Women circumcision!

23 Feb 12, 08:35 PM
interpo77 (4646)
Gistmaniac (m) | 2 years ago

she better run back to lagos , doing that at age of 17 is totally unacceptable
    what a tradition

23 Feb 12, 08:46 PM
zoe61 (8890)
Hero (f) | 2 years ago

Why are they stil circumcising girls in 9ja na wa ooo Nigeria has no human right at all and is very BAD.

23 Feb 12, 08:54 PM
Bachelorette (3872)
Gistmaniac (m) | 2 years ago

 Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad


23 Feb 12, 08:55 PM
qtomah (228)
Upcoming (f) | 2 years ago

circumcision of a gal is not acceptable @ any age.i hope all parties to joy's death wil b punished accordingly.wia r women n minority rights activists??? Roll Eyes

23 Feb 12, 08:58 PM
lertipha (878)
Upcoming (f) | 2 years ago

Female circumcision at this present century? Its heartbreaking. Angry

23 Feb 12, 09:17 PM
ajanni (97378)
Grande Master (m) | 2 years ago

i no blame the girl oooooooo

23 Feb 12, 09:23 PM


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