June 29, 2022
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The Zamfara State Sexual Assault Referral Center says it recorded 366 cases of rape and domestic violence in the state in three years.

This was revealed by the Medical Director of the centre, Dr Aminat Hassan, during a round table discussion organized by International Human Rights Commission.

Dr Aminat lamented that the referral centre recorded 366 cases mostly on sexual assault, rape and domestic violence since it was established in 2019.

The Director maintained that the cases were referred to relevant agencies for necessary action.

“Currently, we have suspended our service as a result of challenges we are encountering including lack of office accommodation”.

She said Zamfara State has only one referral centre, calling on the state government to establish sexual assault referral centres across the three senatorial zones.

“Many of the cases involved young children, with a three-month-old as the youngest case recorded”

The event was attended by officials of the state International h}gender-based violence in the state.

Zamfara recorded 366 cases of sexual abuse, domestic violence in three years

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