Girl Shot By Soldier In Plateau Abandoned In Hospital Due To Lack Of Fund



Simi Daniel, a 17 year old SS1 student in GSS Sopp, Riyom LGA of Plateau State needs help to survive.

Simi was shot in the thigh at point blank range by one of the soldiers manning the check point because she had refused his lustful advances.

On the 19th of October this year during a protest by people of the community against the soldiers, this particular soldier single out Simi and shot her in the leg, he wanted to finish her off with another shot but was stopped by another soldier who came along.

He proceeded by kicking her several times in the face and body.

Simi and another man Danjuma Kaze who was shot in the leg during the process with his son Irimiya Danjuma who was shot in the jaw were all taken to Plateau Hospital where they are currently on admission.

Simi is being taken care of by her grandmother who is too weak to cater for both of them at the moment.


(1) Her earlier scheduled surgery had been canceled due to lack of funds

(2) Her treatment has also been suspended because she couldn’t pay for blood given to her on arrival

(3) Simi Danjuma’s grandmother is the only person with her in the hospital.

The shooting if this girl, an unarmed civilian is in direct violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 which says women and girls MUST be protected in situations of conflict because they have been unduly targeted by those who should protect them and perpetrators of violence conflicts.

Girl Shot By Soldier In Plateau Abandoned In Hospital Due To Lack Of Fund Girl Shot By Soldier In Plateau Abandoned In Hospital Due To Lack Of Fund Reviewed by Elora Akpotosevbe on November 08, 2017 Rating: 5

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