Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Kaduna records 662 cases of sexual abuse

A non-governmental organization (NGO), Save the Children, on Wednesday, said that sexual assault referral centers in Kaduna State had received a total of 662 cases of abuse against women and children since inception in 2016.

Isah Ibrahim, an advocacy advisor with the NGO disclosed the information in Zaria, during a two-day sensitization workshop on Violence Against Children (VAC).

The workshop was organized by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

“Out of the 662 cases recorded, 373 were received at Gwamna Awan specialist hospital, Nasarawa, 104 received at Sir Patrick Yakowa memorial hospital, Kafanchan, 114 cases at Yusuf Dantsoho specialist hospital, Tudun Wada and 71 received at Gambo Sawaba hospital, Zaria”, he said.