The Response Referral Network Team for Gender Based Violence has decried the spike rape cases and other forms of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, SGBV in Ningi local government area of Bauchi State in 2021.
The Team said that between January to November 2021 it has recorded 51 confirmed rape cases, 47 attempted rape cases,182 case of GBV between couples from the 18 wards in Ningi Local Government Council.
The Secretary of the Team Muhammed Nura Yusuf said that they were able to sensitize 15,000 women, 12,000 men, 7,000 young girls and 6500 youths from the 18 wards in Ningi on the dangers and effect of GBV to the society and it growth.
He thanked the Global Affairs Canada and UNFPA for the funding and also Magistrate Amina Garuba of Ikra foundation for women and youth development for the prompt response and making sure justice is served for some of the victims
Acting Canadian High commissioner to Nigeria Mr Kevin Tokeah said the monitoring visit was very necessary so as to keep tabs on the progress on the fight against GBV.
He added that Violence of any form is a very serious crime and a terrible sin to God and Humanity.
He Applauded the Response and Referral Network Team for a Job well done and also urged them not to relent in the fight against GBV.
He also reaffirmed the support from Global Affairs Canada in the fight against GBV in the state
The initiative is championed by IKRA foundation with support from United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in collaboration with Bauchi State ministry of women affairs.