No matter how much Civilazation seems to have taken over in many parts of Africa, and Nigeria as in focus, it obviously still have some way to go in uprooting some acts which quite unbelivable are still practiced in Nigeria.
Here are some of the barbaric acts as listed by Shayo(36ng):
1) Female Circumcision – Female genital mutilation (FGM) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as all procedures which involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia and/or injury to the female genital organs, whether for cultural or any other non-therapeutic reasons.In Nigeria, subjection of girls and women to obscure traditional practices is legendary.
FGM is an unhealthy traditional practice inflicted on girls and women.
Nigeria has the highest absolute number of cases of FGM in the world, accounting for about one-quarter of the estimated 115–130 million circumcised women worldwide. In Nigeria, FGM has the highest prevalence in the south-south (77%) (among adult women), followed by the south east (68%) and south west (65%), but practiced on a smaller scale in the North.
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