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Sokoto: Family units failure causing surge in rights abuses: NHRC

Mr. Ahmed said that the state was experiencing a lot of human rights abuses, especially within the metropolis.

• November 3, 2020
National Human Rights Commission
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The National Human Rights Commission, on Tuesday, said rights abuses were becoming rife in the ancient city, saying it had recorded more than 500 domestic violence cases in Sokoto State from January till date.

NHRC Coordinator in the state Aliyu Ahmed, made the disclosure when the state House of Assembly Committee on Judiciary, Justice and Human Rights visited him in his office.

Mr. Ahmed 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. 

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