By Rabilu Abubakar, Gombe
The Association of NGO’s in Gombe state has organized a peaceful rally on rape cases and other sexual and gender based violence to call on the state Assembly to facilitate the passage of child right act and violence against person and prohibition act in the state.
The chairman of the NGO’s in Gombe state, Ibrahim Yusuf a.k.a 3000 stated this during the rally at the government house that Gombe state has the highest prevalence of Sexual gender base violence SGBV in Nigeria, and it has not domesticated the VAPP or child right act. It also ranks among the lowest on the index.
Ibrahim also said that according to research, from January to July 2020 Gombe state has prosecuted 44 rape cases while the National human rights commission received over 300 cases of domestic violence in Gombe state in 2018.
He further said that even with the fact that Data on SBGV in Nigeria is almost absent as most of the cases are unreported or not properly documented, in its 2018 survey, the national population commission said more than half of the women 55% who have experienced physical or sexual violence have never sought help to stop the violence, only 32% have sought help.
When the rally reached the emirs palace, the Yeriman Gombe, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abubakar, appreciated the efforts of the NGO’s for coming out to show their concern over how children are raped in Gombe State.
Yeriman Gombe, added that some times, what causes rape is negligence of some parent who care less about taking care or are less concerned about the movement of their children.
“I am in support of castration of those that are caught with the rape case and by doing that it will reduce the cases in Gombe state.
The rally ends their protest rally at the Emirs palace by addressing the gathering on how to bring an end of the violence among the society.
Earlier in her remarks at the Wildan care foundation office, before the take off of the rally, the Executive director Wildan care foundation Hajiya Zariatu Habu Hashidu, called on women to take good care of their child and take necessary action against gender base violence.