GWOZA Bombing : NILOWV condemns the use of women for terrorism

The President of the League of Women Voters of Nigeria (NILOWV), Irene Awunah-Ikyegh is appalled and condemns in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attack in Goza, Borno State of Nigeria where 30 women were used as suicide bombers on Saturday, June 29. This heinous act has resulted in the loss of innocent lives, with at least 18 people confirmed dead and over 30 others badly injured.

NILOWV is deeply disturbed by this horrific act, which exploits and victimizes women. The use of women as suicide bombers is a despicable and cowardly act that perpetuates violence against women and perpetuates gender-based violence. We call on the government to provide comprehensive rehabilitation for captives who regain freedom and ensure they are completely de-radicalised before they integrated back into the society.


We call on the government to take immediate action to ensure the protection of women and children from such terrorist activities.

The attack, which targeted innocent civilians, including children and pregnant women, is a clear violation of human rights and international law. NILOWV extends its condolences to the families of the victims and demands justice for the perpetrators. We urge the security agencies to take concrete steps to prevent such attacks and ensure the safety and security of all citizens.

NILOWV also calls on the government implore best global technology available as well as best intelligence practices to address the root causes of terrorism and violence, including poverty, inequality, and social injustice. We urge the government to work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable society where women and children are valued and protected.

We stand in solidarity with the people of Borno State and call on all Nigerians to condemn this act of terror. We refuse to continue to live in fear in our country. We must work together to build a society that values human life and dignity.

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