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Group raises alarm over high rate of rape, sexual assaults in Zamfara

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Fearful by the excessive fee of rape in Zamfara State, a civil society group (CSO) generally known as Human Rights Defender and Advocacy Heart is critically mounting stress on the State Authorities to ascertain a fee that may deal with the instances of rape within the state.

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The group additionally desires the State Home of Meeting to equally enact legal guidelines that may take correct care of rape instances and the punishments to be meted to rapists, saying that the State Authorities and the State Home of Meeting are presupposed to be on high of the rape problem.

Addressing newsmen in Gusau, the state capital, the state coordinator of Human Rights Defender and Advocacy Heart, Comrade Salisu Umar lamented that over 30 instances of sexual abuse have been recorded in Zamfara State inside the final fifteen months.

Comrade Umar expressed dissatisfaction over the growing fee of rapes and sexual assaults instances within the state, calling for a complete conflict towards rape and rapists within the state, saying that the general public being affected are minors and women below the age of twelve.

In line with him, Human Rights Defender and Advocacy Heart has been critically advocating for capital punishment towards rapists, mentioning that many civil society organizations are the voices for the unvoiced and defenseless.

He defined that the rape and sexual assault crimes are so alarming in Gusau, the state capital and different locations within the state, stressing that capital punishment can be the one choice to scale back rape and sexual assault within the state.

“There is no such thing as a punishment that’s an excessive amount of for a felony who forcefully rape or sexually assault minors, and underage women which can be defenseless,” he lamented

“And we are going to be sure that rapists caught wouldn’t go unpunished in order that justice wouldn’t be miscarried.”

The coordinator, due to this fact, referred to as on the State Home of Meeting to as a matter of urgency enact legal guidelines on marriage, divorce and feeding of kids particularly these from damaged houses.

He additionally referred to as on the state authorities to shortly set up a fee that may deal with such points like sexual assault, marriage and divorce, saying that if the federal government couldn’t set up the fee, the Hisbah fee needs to be fortified and empowered to handle such points.

Group raises alarm over excessive fee of rape, sexual assaults in Zamfara

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