6-year-old Hawa’u whose genitals were mutilated during an attack has returned healthy from the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano.
Hawa’u was received by the Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, after her discharge from the hospital.
The 6-year-old girl was violently attacked in December 2020 by two persons in Jama’are, the headquarters of Jama’are Local Government Area of Bauchi state.
The assailants had mutilated the childs’ genitals but she was later admitted to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, where she underwent reconstruction surgeries.
Receiving the little Hawa’u on Monday, Governor Mohammed expressed happiness that after the surgeries, the minor had completely healed and ready to be reunited with her parents and loved ones.
“I am really delighted to see my little Hawa’u back as a normal person, an innocent six-year-old that was mercilessly mutilated in her genitals and rooted. Today we are receiving her. It’s a miracle that she’s a normal person, so, we must thank God almighty for this.
“The Commissioner for Health had said all the stages of her reconstruction, all the surgeries were successful. God has answered our prayers; it is not everyone that can be so lucky like little Hawa’u,” Governor Mohammed said.
Describing Hawa’u’s travails as a reflection of the deterioration of the society, the governor said “the travails of this baby is the whole reflection of our deterioration as a society and our descent as a people. It is with a mixed feeling that I meet her because if somebody will see this innocent girl and then carry knives and cutlasses and then uproot her precious body just because of cultism or voodism or whatever, it is very unfortunate.
“I am calling on the Nigerians, especially our people, to know that there is a day of judgement and this day of judgement is not after we die only, even from here. This act of savagery, is so dehumanizing. The government cannot do it alone, our communities must stand up.
“And the parents must make sure that they don’t allow little Hawa’u to be alone or to be sent on errands or to be out of school. The father must know this; he has a responsibility and all of us parents.”