Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, the honourable minister of state for the federal capital territory (FCT), has called for castration of people convicted of rape.
She made the call while distributing palliatives to the FCT chapters of the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Nigeria Football Association of Coaches.
The minister stated that the punishment will serve as a deterrent to others, adding that the FCT administration is working in collaboration with security agencies and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to push for intense institutional framework that would see that justice is served.
“We will involve every member of the community in this battle against rape,” she said.
“Just recently, we are in search of one offender, and definitely we will nip it in the bud. And in conjunction with all the security outfits, NAPTIP, in the Federal Capital Territory, we are on the watch, and for any offender that we get, we will take it to any length to ensure that he is not fit to live.
“We are also pushing for serious institutional framework that will ensure that justice is done. It is not enough to just jail such person, definitely punishment like castration will do.
“When we kill them, they die and do not remember anything. Therefore, they should be castrated and roam the streets and remain inactive.”
She also pleaded with the leaders of the groups to make sure that the palliative items reach the vulnerable.