Businessmen now target women private parts, wombs, say Catholic bishops

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Some Nigerian women now sell private parts, wombs, ovaries and human eggs as commodities at global bio-technology , Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has alleged.

President of CBCN and Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, made revelation in his keynote address on in Abuja during the International Family and Pro- Conference with the theme ‘Witnesses to the dignity of every human ’.

The Bishop who spoke on the topic ‘The Catholic in Nigeria and the imperative of scaling pro- activities across the country’, stated that “some scientists and dubious businessmen use members of the to gain legal access to the wombs and ovaries of women and young girls.”

He said, “It is becoming increasingly clear to us that even in Nigeria, our women have become the targets of all manners of intrigues, especially as fertility is concerned.

“Personal private parts of women, ranging from wombs, ovaries and human eggs risk being put as commodities for sale at the global biotechnology marketplaces.”

Kaigama also decried the spate of killings in Nigeria and parts of the world, adding that human had become cheaper than a loaf of bread.

He said, “Throughout the world today, human life and the enduring values of human dignity, sanctity of marriage and family life have become grossly diminished by ideologies, politicians, religious extremists and businessmen and businesswomen.

“In Nigeria, we have lately become overwhelmed by the spate of reckless killings and spilling of human blood where murders, unresolved assassinations, ‎kidnapping, cultism and have become part of our daily news and life experiences.

“Regrettably, human life has become cheaper than a loaf of bread. From hijacking and loss of airborne planes to the avoidable mishaps of sinking of ships and ferries loaded with , to the mindless wars and avoidable military conflicts, human lives are wantonly wasted everywhere, everyday.” (Punch)