Laleye Dipo in Minna
Wife of the Governor of Niger State, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello, has promised to foot the medical bill of the one-month-old boy whose genitals were cut off by his step-mother in Kuta town, Niger State last weekend.
One-month-old Buhari now at the IBB Specialist Hospital would require three stages of surgery for him to recover his private part sliced off by Bara Ato Rabiu the junior wife of his father, Mohammed Rabiu.
The governor’s wife who made the pledge in a statement made available to journalists in Minna yesterday also said she would ensure the boy received the best medical treatment ‘possible so that he can recover quickly ‘.
The statement signed by her Press Secretary, Aisha Wakaso, the governors wife declared that “the necessary machinery has been put in place to ensure the boy received the best medical attention so that he can recover quickly.”
Mrs. Bello condemned the chopping off of the genitals of the boy by his step mother, describing the act as “horrendous and the height of wickedness.”
The governor’s wife said it was “heartbreaking to see an innocent boy go through such a near death experience,” saying that “Tt was however satisfying that the boy was still alive and assured that everything would be done to bring the perpetrator of the dastardly act to justice.”
She appealed to members of the public to “always exercise restraint when they are angry, so that innocent children or even adults don’t become unfortunate victims of unwarranted violence.”
In the meantime the Niger State chapter of the Federation of Female Lawyers Association FIDA has also pledged to support the medical treatment of Buhari Rabiu.