Girl, 17, flees home over forced circumcision

Date: 23-02-2012 5:04 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
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       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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Posted: at 23-02-2012 05:04 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- toibeli at 23-02-2012 07:18 PM (12 years ago)
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Circumcision at 17years? I hope she keeps running and never stop Roll Eyes
Posted: at 23-02-2012 07:18 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kingpago at 23-02-2012 07:18 PM (12 years ago)
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Why must it be at the age of 17? such tradition should stop
Posted: at 23-02-2012 07:18 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lovecommander at 23-02-2012 07:18 PM (12 years ago)
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RUN AS FAST AS YOUR LEG COULD CARRY YOU.
Posted: at 23-02-2012 07:18 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Unikpearl at 23-02-2012 07:29 PM (12 years ago)
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Dats weird,circumcision @ d age of 17yrs...keep hiding
Posted: at 23-02-2012 07:29 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fuckinjoe at 23-02-2012 07:34 PM (12 years ago)
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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

Posted: at 23-02-2012 07:34 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- HappyJeff at 23-02-2012 07:39 PM (12 years ago)
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na wahoooooo
Posted: at 23-02-2012 07:39 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lee22 at 23-02-2012 07:43 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: toibeli on 23-02-2012 07:18 PM
Circumcision at 17years? I hope she keeps running and never stop Roll Eyes
Grin Grin Grin abi ooo
Posted: at 23-02-2012 07:43 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lee22 at 23-02-2012 07:44 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: lovecommander on 23-02-2012 07:18 PM
RUN AS FAST AS YOUR LEG COULD CARRY YOU.
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 23-02-2012 07:44 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Beauti4 at 23-02-2012 08:16 PM (12 years ago)
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God will take that girl far away from the entire community.
Posted: at 23-02-2012 08:16 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 23-02-2012 08:25 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: toibeli on 23-02-2012 07:18 PM
Circumcision at 17years? I hope she keeps running and never stop Roll Eyes
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Posted: at 23-02-2012 08:25 PM (12 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Bantino at 23-02-2012 08:25 PM (12 years ago)
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Nice decision girl, never look back.
Posted: at 23-02-2012 08:25 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Princestevo at 23-02-2012 08:32 PM (12 years ago)
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keeping runing farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Posted: at 23-02-2012 08:32 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- onlyGodknows at 23-02-2012 08:35 PM (12 years ago)
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Women circumcision!
Posted: at 23-02-2012 08:35 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- interpo77 at 23-02-2012 08:46 PM (12 years ago)
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she better run back to lagos , doing that at age of 17 is totally unacceptable
    what a tradition
Posted: at 23-02-2012 08:46 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 23-02-2012 08:54 PM (12 years ago)
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Why are they stil circumcising girls in 9ja na wa ooo Nigeria has no human right at all and is very BAD.
Posted: at 23-02-2012 08:54 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Bachelorette at 23-02-2012 08:55 PM (12 years ago)
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 Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

Posted: at 23-02-2012 08:55 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- qtomah at 23-02-2012 08:58 PM (12 years ago)
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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
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- lertipha at 23-02-2012 09:17 PM (12 years ago)
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Female circumcision at this present century? Its heartbreaking. Angry
Posted: at 23-02-2012 09:17 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 23-02-2012 09:23 PM (12 years ago)
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i no blame the girl oooooooo
Posted: at 23-02-2012 09:23 PM (12 years ago) | Grande Master
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