SO SAD! Teenagers Die After Circumcision


A female teenager in Sierra Leone, alongside a 10-year-old girl in Guinea have died after undergoing circumcision.

This was confirmed by the Police on Thursday.

Teenager Fatmata Turay died after she was circumcised in an initiation ceremony in the village of Mabolleh in north Sierra Leone; and three women involved, including the girl’s aunt, have been arrested, police said.

“There will be an investigation into the circumstances which led to the death of this girl,” said vice minister of social affairs Rugiatu Turay.

The death came just days after a 10-year-old girl in Makpozou, a forested area in the south of Guinea, died in similar circumstances, according to the country’s social action ministry.

The child died in a circumcision camp for young girls, the ministry said.

Guinea’s government urged communities that practise FGM to “stop sacrificing the girls,” and said it was committed to the fight against the “vile practice.”

Female circumcision is common in West Africa, where it is considered a female rite of passage and where practitioners can earn up to $50 per girl.

Sierra Leone recently ratified a 2003 African Union protocol that seeks to ban FGM.

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