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NHRC Records 1,030 Cases of Rights Violation From January to Date in Kano

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The Kano State Coordinator, National Human Rights Commission, Barrister Shehu Abdullahi has said that the office has recorded total number of 1,030 complaints of alleged Human Rights violation from January to December, 2021 in the State.

He disclosed this in his interrection with Justice Watch News.

He also said from the total number of cases recorded within the period in review, 95 were referred to other agencies for treatment, noting that 935 fallen within family matters, labour matters, law enforcement agencies among others.

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Abdullahi explained that from the total number recorded in review Family Matters has the highest number of complaints with 805 this according
to him including parental irresponsibility, Sexual and Gender Based Violence.

” Consisting of domestic violence, paternity, denial and rape. The rest complaints were related to law enforcement agencies and delay in dispensation of justice.

The Coordinator maintained that the Kano Office under his watch will next coming year focus on strengthening synergy between key players on human rights advancement to have a more robust public sensitization, full implementation of laws and policies while advocating for passage of pending laws like Kano State Child Protection Law and Harmonised VAPP Act/Penal Code.

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He said the office will also focus on enactment of Family Law which will go a long way in addressing Family Matters which the Commission’s research described as one of the major causes of Sex and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the state.

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