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Adamawa recorded 229 SGBV cases in 11 months: NHRC

The commission said that “About 90 per cent of the cases recorded are SGBV for neglect and abandoning children by parents.”

• November 23, 2022
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Adamawa recorded 229 cases of Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) between January and November 22, 2022.

The NHRC acting coordinator in the state, Grace Mamza, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday in Yola, the state capital.

Ms Mamza said the commission recorded 262 human rights violations, adding that major violations during the period under review include parental neglect, domestic violence, unlawful arrest and detention, and entitlement and inheritance.

“About 90 per cent of the cases recorded are SGBV for neglect and abandoning children by parents.

“Others include unlawful arrests, detention, domestic violence and right to inheritance,” she said.

According to her, the reported cases are increasing due to the awareness created by the commission, hence people now seek redress.

She said the commission would scale up sensitisation, advocacy and other activities during the 16 days of activism to mark the 2022 International Day for eliminating violence against women.

She urged stakeholders to double their efforts in the fight against SGBV in the state.

Ms Mamza also called on the public to understand that rights violation was offensive and advised them to report such cases to the commission or other authorities for mediation and action against violators.

The coordinator further advised parents to take responsibility and watch over their children. 


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