Jigawa records 7 to 10 rape cases monthly – Commissioner

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

Ruba, who stated this at a news conference 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 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 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 the campaign against rape of .

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

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

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