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Jigawa records 178 rape cases in eight months




A report from the state Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) has said that 178 rape instances had been recorded from January to August, 2021 in Jigawa State.

It said that from January 2021 to August, the state recorded 178 rape instances which superceded the 137 instances recorded within the earlier yr throughout the state.

In view of this, the Jigawa State Authorities says it’s working to make sure that all of the rapists are prosecuted with the intention to cut back the rising price of rape within the state.

State Deputy Governor, Malam Umar Namadi disclosed this at a one-day public coverage dialogue to enhance primary well being companies in Jigawa organized by partnership to interact, reform and be taught PERL, held at Manpower improvement institute, Dutse.

He stated the state authorities is disturbed over the rising rape instances recorded every day throughout the state.

Namadi defined that with the intention to handle the challenges, the state authorities had not too long ago signed the individual prohibition act prescribing the life imprisonment or dying sentence to whoever was convicted.

He stated the case of rape is a matter that should be confirmed past cheap doubt earlier than the court docket.

Namadi stated the foremost issues the state is dealing with is to show the instances earlier than the court docket due to the mother and father’ perspective in tampering with the proof earlier than reporting the case to police.

He stated the state authorities will enhance its funding with the intention to handle the challenges and cut back the hardship of the affected victims.

He stated the state authorities will create further SARC in every of the three senatorial districts of the state.

He due to this fact urged mother and father and caregivers to at all times report the case to the closest safety companies earlier than tampering with proof for discrete motion.

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