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Nigeria: Attah Foundation Demands Justice For Victims Of Rape

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A non-governmental organisation, Attah Sister’s Helping Hands foundation in Bauchi state has supported and demanded justice for the victims of the rising cases of rape of young girls across the state.

Mrs Comfort Attah the Executive Director of the foundation disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Bauchi.

She expressed sadness over the rising spate of sexual violence in the state and she is calling on the government to rise up to the challenge of addressing the alarming trend of sexual violence.

Attah noted with dismay that many of such cases were never properly investigated and prosecuted.

The ED said the foundation has supported not less than 36 cases of gender based violence with 8 cases of rape in the state.

Mrs Attah also pointed out that the foundation form a committee comprising police, security defence, Media CSOs, health workers among others are working assiduously making sure perpetrators are brought to book.

Mrs Attah commended the Action aid and Canada global affairs under the women voice and livelihood projects for support and intervention to carry out the implementation of those projects in the State.

She equally urged the state government to strengthen institutions saddled with the responsibility of child advocacy in order to curb the menace of child abuse.

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