Aisha Yesufu, a rights activist, has said sexual abuse and other atrocities committed against women in northern Nigeria are responsible for drug use among the females of the region.
She said this in a series of tweets with the hashtag, #BambiAlaMentality on Tuesday.
Yesufu, while attacking people from the region, said despite their purported devoutness to Islam, they commit different atrocities against women and children.
She said incest and other forms of sexual immorality happens in the region but is covered under the ‘a rufa asiri’ (let’s cover up) belief among the people.
“You will defile your nieces and nephews, your cousins and step siblings because you know that “a rufa asiri ” will come through for you. Defilement plus incest. The fact that you keep it in house doesn’t make it not to be haram.
“About six years ago when I was talking about drug consumption in the North and how where I grew up almost all youth were on drugs they lynched me here (I am not “lynchable” ooooh). What is the reality today? Who are the ones doing drugs? Isn’t that haram?
“Haven’t you wondered why the women there do so much drugs? The pain and defilement and the atrocities they are forced to endure and what “a rufa asiri” has forced them into is driving many crazy and they chose the haze over reality,” she tweeted.
“They chose to be dogs who are on their knees and use drugs to mask the pain. I prefer to stray and bark than be kept on my knees.”
Yesufu courted controversy on Monday after expressing support for homosexual marriages, saying every individual has the right to decide their sexuality.
She claimed that the practice is not a new thing as it has been practicsed in Nigeria over the years, adding that she witnessed same-sex marriages in the 1980s.