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Couple Cries Out After Their Family Insists On Circumcising Their Daughters

   

Despite the ban on Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria since 2015, the practice is still prevalent in many parts of the country, although, it is carried out in secret.

A report by 28 Too Many, an End FGC charity, the estimated prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting among Nigerian women aged 15 to 49 is 24.8 per cent with states in the south-west zone accounting for 54.5 per cent.

The recent case of FGM is of a couple, Mr and Mrs Onehireba Ewansubhor, whose family had been pressurising to bring their daughters for mutilation despite their refusal. Based in Warri, Delta state, the couple has three daughters. Their eldest is a 10-year old and 7-years old twins.

Mr Ewansubhor said,

Since early 2017, some members of my wife’s family have been pressurizing us to release to them our three daughters, the eldest, aged 10 and the twins, who are now just 7 years plus, to have them circumcised. I have done everything possible with my wife to get them to drop the idea but to no avail.

SEE ALSO: If You Think Effects Of FGM Are Being Exaggerated, You’ve Got To Meet Her!

They are bent on mutilating the girls’ genitals, insisting that it is the historical practice by which their people preserve their ladies, curtail their sexual arousal and keep them in check. With their insistent and a threat recently to ensure that the three girls are circumcised, whether we like it or not, we are appealing to government and the general public to prevail on these people, some of whom are members of my wife’s family in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, to leave the three children alone as we do not want them circumcised.

Mrs Onehireba Ewansubhor

We don’t know what to do any more, we are forced to cry to the public as they have now resorted to threatening us, vowing that once it’s time to have the children circumcised, they know how to go about it to ensure that it is done. We are scared and afraid that our daughters’ lives are under threat.

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53 Comments

53 Comments

  1. Uzoamaka Uzoije

    Uzoamaka Uzoije

    December 27, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Nawaoooooo

  2. Shafaatu Halilu Talatu

    Shafaatu Halilu Talatu

    December 27, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Na wife family get pikin

  3. Odeli Charity

    Odeli Charity

    December 27, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    You mean your biological children! I don’t understand, how can they force you to circumcise your children when you don’t want to.arrant nonsense.for Christ sake those fellas are so outdated #ampissed#

  4. Ebute Sunshine

    Ebute Sunshine

    December 27, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Circumcision is not right and He being the father of those kids should take a firm stand against it.

  5. Olufunmi Babatunde-Adeniyi

    Olufunmi Babatunde-Adeniyi

    December 27, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Tina Omosefe

    • Tina Omosefe

      Tina Omosefe

      December 27, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      In 2018….getting ready arrests & prosecution of ffenders esp family members

  6. Selena Mammy

    Selena Mammy

    December 27, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Come are you a man, that your wife family is detacting for you

  7. Joy Onah

    Joy Onah

    December 27, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Never do such

  8. Olorunmaye Ikusemoro Ayomide Adesina

    Olorunmaye Ikusemoro Ayomide Adesina

    December 27, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Let the matter be reported to the appropriate authority such as National Human Rights Commission, Police, or any legal establishment. Its an abuse on a child and the law frowns at it

  9. Ogo Ume

    Ogo Ume

    December 27, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Its your duty to protect your kids

  10. Ogunsanya Doyin Adesola

    Ogunsanya Doyin Adesola

    December 27, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Female “circumcision”? Or Female Genitals Mutilation.!
    FMG is a criminal offence.

  11. Hannah Tishion

    Hannah Tishion

    December 27, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Do not accept such nonsense they are ur children not thier so u ve d final decision. U can as well report them to the authorities warning to stay away from your family or u can complain to the women affairs commission

  12. Babalola Oluwagbemisola

    Babalola Oluwagbemisola

    December 27, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    I laff in Spanish. Let somebody come try that nonsense with me. Mtchwww

  13. Blessing Yusuf Mshellia

    Blessing Yusuf Mshellia

    December 27, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    abeg this story sounds fake, wife pple get right on top ur children???

  14. Toyin Badejo Akin

    Toyin Badejo Akin

    December 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    not sure you’re d real dad or you av not done ur right on ur wifey😠😠😠😠

  15. Stainless Jessica

    Stainless Jessica

    December 27, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Please where is this happening ?

  16. Iboro Ikpeme

    Iboro Ikpeme

    December 27, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Do people just write for want something to write or is this man really telling me the truth that he as the father of those girls, he is sitting down to write story while outsiders have the final say over his own biological daughters. Please someone get me a good koboko while 2 persons fetch the man another person should bring a table,( the type our headmaster use to have in the assembly hall). Let me correct his head for him.

    • Adanma Phoebe Ndimelie Azuonye

      Adanma Phoebe Ndimelie Azuonye

      December 28, 2017 at 10:43 am

      I will help you get a very thick koboko.

    • Iboro Ikpeme

      Iboro Ikpeme

      December 28, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Adanma Phoebe Ndimelie Azuonye please be fast about it, this man must not escape

    • Rosemary Olubukola Ogunwale

      Rosemary Olubukola Ogunwale

      December 28, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Sincerely you are on my mind like seriously that means he is not a responsible man

    • Sholanke Ebunlomo

      Sholanke Ebunlomo

      December 28, 2017 at 11:32 am

      Am getting the table right away

    • Josephine Smith

      Josephine Smith's

      December 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      My dear i tire o. This story cant be true

    • Iboro Ikpeme

      Iboro Ikpeme

      December 28, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Josephine Smith’s i join faith with you for.the story to be false

    • Soje Olusola

      Soje Olusola

      December 28, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      I would help u hold tight his trousers, so he can feel d koboko deeply on his skin,(like then maths teacher use to do) lols

    • Iboro Ikpeme

      Iboro Ikpeme

      December 28, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      😂😂😂😂 you girls will not kee me wit laff.
      The man wey we wan flog sef go hia whii

    • Iboro Ikpeme

      Iboro Ikpeme

      December 28, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      But on a serious note, that’s the height of irresponsibility.
      Your inlaws passing orders in your own home?

    • Iboro Ikpeme

      Iboro Ikpeme

      December 28, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      Lets keep our ears to the ground, if eventually those precious girls get thier ‘abuna’ mutilated, thier father will have us to contend with

  17. Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

    Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

    December 27, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Wawu dis is uncaled for haba pls big sis can anytin b done for dis familyTina Omosefe thanks alot

  18. Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

    Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

    December 27, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    In dis 21st century ha God i stand against FGM

  19. Chinwe Chidinma

    Chinwe Chidinma

    December 27, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    ???!!! Unless there’s something you’re not telling us,if they won’t drop the idea and you are not holding unto it with them where exactly is the problem?!!!Lekwanu m eshishi oh(see me see wahala)!Haba Mr.,man up.They can hold their stupid primitive ideas as close as they like,just as long as you never let them get a-hold of your girls’ bodies! I agree you should report them.

  20. Ane Ade-Rudy

    Ane Ade-Rudy

    December 27, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Do not I repeat do not yield to that nonsense

  21. Adeniyi Victoria Temitope

    Adeniyi Victoria Temitope

    December 27, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Are these ones mad or something, what kind of nonsense news is this nau? Is it your wife’s family that gave birth to the kids for you or is raising them…. What kind of fuckery is this??….. Do you not have common sense to say no and mean it. Why display your watery balls all over social media….. This is just annoying me… Ahan Your Own children for that matter…..

  22. Euphemia Chinyere Obi

    Euphemia Chinyere Obi

    December 28, 2017 at 2:39 am

    At which ancient village?

  23. Modupeola Eze

    Modupeola Eze

    December 28, 2017 at 3:01 am

    This man should be man enough to safe his girls from a barbaric act.

  24. Felicia MIcah

    Felicia MIcah

    December 28, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Pls Sir don’t allow that it will affect their sex life. Besides this is child abuse.

  25. William Abaidoo

    William Abaidoo

    December 28, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Can just call me lady

  26. Gwill N Francis

    Gwill N Francis

    December 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Oga, you are too cool, fight as the man of the house, mtcheeew

  27. Eziokwu Nwanazia Angela Nkiruka

    Eziokwu Nwanazia Angela Nkiruka

    December 28, 2017 at 9:07 am

    wetin concern inlaw nd ur kids?abeg tell me another story mbok

  28. Stella Onyenachi Williams

    Stella Onyenachi Williams

    December 28, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Are they d ones paying yr bills dat u don’t have a say here are u a stupid man? For crying out loud

  29. Josephine Smith

    Josephine Smith's

    December 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I dont believe this story joor. You are the father and how will your own family have the guts to tell you what to do about your own kids not to talk of your wife family. This is ridiculous. I don’t believe this is true

  30. Horluwaseun Morenikeji

    Horluwaseun Morenikeji

    December 28, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I must tell dat dis couple are d most dumbest parent ever please did ur family give birth to d baby I dunno y parents won’t have stand over dier children let me tell u if Dey succeed just consider you two have failed to be a parent and uve destroyed ur daughter future in Dis 21st century Dis is a big crime. d husband sef mumu, wife self moron I just feel for d baby her parents are incompetent

  31. Mbahaotu Glory Iphy

    Mbahaotu Glory Iphy

    December 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Mteeeew

  32. Nicodemus Bwallamgam

    Nicodemus Bwallamgam

    December 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    U are d father u shld hav a stand pls. They are ur girls not theirs

  33. Faustina Ughulu

    Faustina Ughulu

    December 28, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    What nonsense….. How is it even possible for family members to pressurise you to do something awful against your daughters?how and when did you sell your rights to them.

  34. Charity Ifediorah Okodo

    Charity Ifediorah Okodo

    December 28, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    At this age? Do they want to kill them?

  35. Euphyy Oly

    Euphyy Oly

    December 29, 2017 at 7:02 am

    never

  36. Ujunwa Okeke

    Ujunwa Okeke

    December 29, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I understand your plight, as they are threatening you, not that you don’t know what you want for your children. Evil men can do anything in a twinkle of an eye, to achieve their wicked plots on someone’s family: they can poison, kidnap, assassinate, strangle, etc. And you know that those girls are priceless assets you have. Before, it was only boys, but now, girls are even pilots(Ethiopian Airline), hold top offices in the world. Enemies of progress raising eye brows to families that have more of girls now. You might have trained them in a way that has made the enemies to fidget on their seats and now looking for a way to hurt them. Bringing the issue here is a good step, as it has helped to create awareness to the happenings of that 19th century village. Those dating someone to marry to such archaic and outdated village should now take a u-turn or fasten their seat belts.That noted! Just go to the relevant authority and file reports against them. Strike before you are struck. Take those precious girls out of any suspect sight; away from home to avoid physical attack on them. By the way, is there no single girl in that village who was circumcised that did not get pregnant outside marriage or way ward? Please, I need an answer to that question. Thanks.

  37. Juliet George

    Juliet George

    December 29, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    We can take it up for you. If what you are relating to us is truth…

  38. Rachael Mike

    Rachael Mike

    December 30, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Meaning what na? Abi dint u pay them complete bride price? Immediately u married her her family has nothing to do with ur children based on family tradition especially those evil ones

  39. Balogun Oppy Rukkies

    Balogun Oppy Rukkies

    December 30, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Them dey craze

    Na dem get the sperm wey u take form d kids

  40. Abibat Lamidi

    Abibat Lamidi

    December 31, 2017 at 7:00 am

    These are ur children u parents should ave control on them positively like circumcision youare talking about neither the parents must take control over them take ur decision & stand by it. Ministry of Healthy ave worn on this . God Almighty will take perfect control of ur family

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