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Women Lawyers Lament Rampant Cases of Rape In Kano

Women Lawyers Lament Rampant Cases of Rape In Kano

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

Women lawyers under the aegis of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kano branch, have decried the continued increase in the number of rape cases been reported across the state.

The secretary FIDA, Kano branch, Amina made the lamentation during a public presentation on Sexual and Gender  Based Violence organized by the Kano office of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACON) at an awareness campaign on access to legal services  held at Rimin Kebe quarters in Ungogo local government area of the state.

Amina alleged that the state is under the siege of worrisome activities of alleged rapists.

The FIDA scribe alleged mounting number of rape cases have incited grumbling among folks, who have continued to raise alarm   over the incessant cases of rape and domestic violence perpetrated in communities within the state, she said the development has made it mandatory for authorities and parents to wage a coordinated legal battle against the perpetrators of scourge alongside their accomplice.

She added that the menace has degenerated to have attracted the attention of friendly non governmental agencies from within and outside Nigeria, stating that these volunteer groups have opted to join in the fight against rape, while calling of the people of Kano arise to and render support and to also engage in the mass campaign against all sorts of sexual violence.

Amina said poverty serves as one of the cardinal factors behind the exposure of children to their potential sexual violators.

She said “Parents send their children to hawk, exposing these innocent children to danger. Some parents are also careless, since they do not distinct when and when not to send their wards on errands.

“Some parents do not bother to do a checklist of the quality of friends their children get associated with , even putting a cross check on their children dress code  have  become an Herculean task to some parents.

“Parents  should learn to form a bond with their  children to earn their trust, this helps to save this children from predators and also helps to extract information from them whenever these children fall victim, whereby helping  to  set the grounds to  take measures that would lead to diligent prosecution of the perpetrators  of  sexual violence to cage the menace,” Amina stated.


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