Akwa Ibom First Lady decries rising cases of rape, child trafficking in state


Mrs Martha Emmanuel, the wife of Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom on Friday decried the rising cases of rape, child trafficking and baby factories in the state.


Emmanuel spoke at the monthly women prayer summit held in Uyo on Friday.



She said that despite her modest efforts to stem the tide, some bad elements were hell-bent on perpetrating heinous crimes in the state.


She urged mothers to be watchful of their children as reports of rape, child pornography, trafficking and baby factories were on the increase in the state.

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Emmanuel reiterated her commitment to halt the vices in the state and encouraged mothers to do their part by not abdicating their roles as caregivers.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the prayer summit was, “Taking over territories.”


“I encourage women to rise and take dominion over the land as the devil is on the prowl looking for innocent blood.


“The spate of violence and bloodshed across the nation has become worrisome to all sane minds.


“ Hence, there is the need for women to cry out in prayers to God for His divine restoration,” the governor’s wife said.