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Jigawa records 7 to 10 rape cases monthly – Commissioner

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Mr Yakubu Ruba, Jigawa Commissioner of Justice and Attoney-General, has said that between seven and 10 rape cases are reported in the state monthly.

Ruba, who stated this at a news conference on Wednesday in Dutse, said the government was committed to fight the menace.

He said that the state government had convened a stakeholders’ meeting to address the problem, adding that the delegates would include members of security agencies and religious and traditional leaders.

“The high case of rape in our state is disturbing and it is unfortunate, and we are committed to tackling it as a government. [eap_ad_2] “The governor of the state has given a directive to prosecute and deal with whoever is involved in the act within the ambit of the law,” he said.

Ruba said the law reform commission under his ministry had trained 150 ward and village heads on the campaign against rape of girls.

He condemned some parents for refusing to testify in court when their daughters were raped.

“The parents are not always willing to testify for their children that were raped in the court.

“We are now sensitising parents to come out and testify in the court of law if any of their children was raped,” he said.[eap_ad_3]

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