108 Human Rights Abuses Recorded within 7 Months in Adamawa

National Human Rights Commission in Adamawa State says it recorded 108 human rights violations between January and July.

This was disclosed by the state coordinator of the agency, Grace Mamza, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday.

She claimed that over 50 of the cases have been resolved. Listing the abuses, the state coordinator noted that abuse of rights to dignity, sexual, gender-based violence (SGBV) and child abuse, and abandonment of responsibilities by husbands were part of the cases recorded.

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“Those cases that were not within our mandate, we refer them to appropriate authorities like the police, Civil Defence, Public Complaints Commission, as well as Ministries of Justice and Women Affairs,” she explained.

She further assured the public that “the commission is here to help anyone whose right is being violated, not minding any differences. We are here to protect everybody.”

“We should, therefore, have respect for human rights. If we do so, there will be no abuse,” she said


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