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The Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015
     
 
FORMS OF PROHIBITED VIOLENCE
EXPLANATION
SANCTIONS A JUDGE MAY ORDER

Female circumcision or genital mutilation

This refers to a person cutting off all or part of the external sex organs of a girl or woman, for reasons other than on medical ones.

People who attempt to commit such act of violence; or incite; aid; abet; counsel; receive or assist another person in committing such act are also punished.
Imprisonment for 4 years or less depending on the cirmcumstances of each case; or a fine of ₦200,000 or both imprisonment and fine.