A 35 year old woman from Uromi was granted asylum in Winnipeg, Canada after she claims she fled Nigeria in terror.
According to her, she fled because she was afraid that her three female children would be mutilated – just like the first one had been.
She said – the Nigerian culture forces her to put her female kids through the trauma of genital mutilation. She had succumbed to this cultural practise with her first baby girl in 2009 and could not stand it anymore.
In her court documents, she tells a dreadful story of how she was forced to allow her baby go through the barbaric act in the most gruesome and unhygienic way possible.
“After their baby girl was born in 2009, the paternal grandfather told F.O. his wife would take their granddaughter to be circumcised at three months of age.I was shocked and surprised. I told him I would not allow my daughter to be circumcised.”
Despite her initial refusal she had to succumb and the child almost died from the resultant infection”
The woman writes in her court documents-
“We almost lost her, as she was running a fever and battling (a) painful and ugly-looking infection.”
When, via Ultra sounds, she found out she was pregnant with 3 girls, she was worried. Her sisters-in-law told her their father was going to kidnap her, drug her and take her for an abortion if he refused to have the babies circumcised.
One day when she went to pick up her first two kids at school, she was attacked by thugs who she claimed in her document, broke her car windows.
She had to go into hiding and fled to Canada where she applied for asylum.
Her request was granted and she now stays there with her three kids
Now that she has gotten her desire for asylum, she is applying for a permanent resident status and for her husband and two older children to join them.
According to a paper by http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3507121:
“ Nigeria, due to its large population, has the highest absolute number of female genital mutilation (FGM) worldwide, accounting for about one-quarter of the estimated 115–130 million circumcised women in the world.”