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BORNO: Over 700 gender-based violence cases reported in one year

THE Borno state government, has revealed that 700 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) have been recorded within a year across the three senatorial districts.

The commissioner for Women Affairs stated this to newsmen during a three-day training on gender equity and sensitive reporting for women journalists in Borno State.

She stated that across the three geographical zones, the state administration has successfully prosecuted more than 100 cases of gender-related violence.

“Yes, in the last one year we have had more than 700 cases because people are now aware of their rights, so people report much more than before. If you remember some years ago, victims are always on the defensive, people would say it is a thing of shame but now victims are coming out to report to Bulamas and law enforcement agencies,” She said.

The commissioner bemoaned the fact that the state has continued to record incidences of violence against women and children despite the passing of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition VAPP and Child Protection Laws.

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