EastEnders' Iqra makes life-changing decision to help Mila

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The following article contains discussion of themes including abuse and FGM that some readers may find upsetting.

EastEnders spoilers follow.

EastEnders' Iqra Ahmed has made a life-changing decision to help girlfriend Mila Marwa.

Mila (Ruhtxjiaïh Bèllènéa) doesn't know that it was Iqra (Priya Davdra) who called police on her mum Nyangi earlier this week in order stop her family's plans to force young Kioni into enduring FGM rituals.

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Photo credit: BBC

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Thus far, Kathy has taken the rap for Nyangi's arrest, and in Thursday's (June 3) episode, a social worker visited the Beale house to confirm that they'd found Kioni safe and sound.

While Kioni was reunited with her sister briefly, the social worker explained he would have to find a new place for the young girl to live temporarily.

Mila immediately volunteered to become her sister's guardian, only to be told by the social worker that Kioni couldn't stay with any family members for her own safety at the moment.

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Photo credit: BBC

"I know this must be hard for you, but we can't ignore the possibility of what could have happened to Kioni whilst under your mother's care," the social worker insisted.

Later, Mila privately admitted to Iqra she was equally embarrassed everyone in Walford now knows about what she'd endured as she is that she'd let it rip her family apart.

"You've got nothing to be embarrassed about," Iqra insisted. "None of this is your fault! The only thing you're responsible for is sparing Kioni that ordeal."

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Photo credit: BBC

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Because she was feeling more guilty by the minute to have involved the police, Iqra encouraged Mila to move in with her so they could find a way to get custody of Kioni for good.

EastEnders continues on Friday (June 4) at 8.05pm on BBC One.

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, then the Foundation for Women's Health, Research and Development (FORWARD) has worked with EastEnders on this storyline. FORWARD is an African women-led women's rights organisation working to end violence against women and girls, and can provide support, advice and information for those affected by FGM. Visit forwarduk.org.uk or call 0208 960 4000 to find out more.

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