NHRC recorded 500 domestic violence cases in 10 months in Sokoto

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By Muhammad Bello

Sokoto, Nov. 3, 2020 The National Human Rights Commission, on Tuesday, said it had recorded more than 500 domestic violence cases in Sokoto State from January till date.

The commission’s acting Coordinator in the state, Mr Aliyu Ahmed, made the disclosure when the state House of Assembly Committee on Judiciary, Justice and Human Rights visited him in his office.

Although Ahmed described Sokoto as one of the most peaceful states in the country, he, however, said that the state was experiencing a lot of human rights abuses, especially within the metropolis.

“This is due to the habits of most of the people, particularly those with large families but who could not take good care of their households.

“This situation often degenerates into human rights abuses, most especially within the metropolis. As I am talking to you, we have recorded over 500 of such abuses from January till date.

“However, as lawmakers, we believe that you are closer to the people. And as such, we want to appeal to you to use your good offices to address some of these challenges,” he said.

Ahmed thanked members of the committee for the visit, assuring them of continued collaboration towards ensuring the success of his commission and the state at large.

Earlier, the committee Chairman, Alhaji Maidawa Kajiji (APC-Shagari), said that the visit was aimed at familiarising themselves with the commission, being one of the stakeholders in the judicial system.

Kajiji reiterated the assembly’s commitment to enhancing the performance of the judiciary in the state, while commending the commission for its resolve to ensure that human rights violators were brought to book.

Naija247news reports that the committee had earlier visited the State Laws Reform Commission as part of its oversight visit to the judiciary and human right agencies in the state.

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