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Addressing reporters on Thursday, NHRC organizer in Niger, Nuhu Mohammad, noted that a minimum of sixty cases were reported to the commission annually.

Mohammed, led a rally in Minna to mark this year’s sixteen Days of policy, declared that the figure may be higher if victims of rape and gender violence were reportage to relevant authorities.

He said that despite the notice in place, individuals still like better to settle rape cases reception rather than seeking legal redress, a development that he aforementioned gave reason for perpetrators to still perform the grievous crime.

“We have received a number of cases. The last submission we submitted to our national office was 20 cases of rape and domestic violence,” the NHRC coordinator said.

He added, “We don’t receive less than five cases on a monthly basis; those are the ones reported, some don’t like to report.

“But even those who report, by the time we want to take the necessary action before you know the victims would go behind the back door and ask for a withdrawal of their case. This is a major setback to the fight against rape and gender violence.”

Mohammed, however, gave an assurance that the NHRC would use the occasion to raise more awareness and pay advocacy visits to relevant bodies that would help in the fight against rape.

He explained that the march was organised to create more awareness for residents to see rape as a crime against the state and should not be settled at home.

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