Bizzare! Three Million Women Raped In Plateau IDP Camps – Govt

Bizzare! Three Million Women Raped In Plateau IDP Camps – Govt

By Yakubu Wuyep, Jos

An alarming, whopping three million women are raped in the various Internally Displaced Camps scattered around Plateau state, AljazirahNigeria shockingly learned.

The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development in Plateau State, Mrs Anna Talatu Izam has raised the alarm in Jos, saying, at least no fewer than three million women living in different camps across the state are languishing in poverty and highly prone to rape and molestation especially the girl child.

Mrs Izam  said the attacks going on the Plateau villages has left many women living in vulnerable conditions where the ministry had introduced succour to salvage them some are sleeping on floors ,no place for privacy .

She lamented that the Governor order them to give the IDP priority and deploy toilet equipment, rappers, clothes to remedy their plight so we have to set a committee in place to take care of them through data capturing.

Adding, “the committee came up with forms to take the record of all women and children living in the camps that can ensure everyone is carry alone.

Mrs Izam encouraged women to preach the gospel of peaceful coexistence in their husband, children and to respect other religious, tribes for the progress of the country.

Speaking to journalists at her residence in Eto Baba area of Jos North Local Government Area on Friday, Mrs Izam says, we still need more enlightenment on the political development of the women folks.

According to her, women are really trying their very best but we still lack enlightenment and awareness amongst us but Governor Simon Lalong regime recognized the positive contribution of women in nation building.

She commended the resilient and commitment of the APC leader in the state saying, in 2005 when he was the Speaker of the PLHA ,Lalong passed a law on child right act into law coming back he fully implement by established a court in place to protect the right of child .

Izam explained further that Plate state is among the states that had already domesticated the child act right and violence against women which the ministry working hand in hand with the appropriate body in trying to support the women right

She stated that the women have PDP given right in the traditional council under the present government which was not there in the past; we also rectify it to ensure women rights are not trample with upon.

Izam revealed that Jos North Local Government Area is a very peaceful place very soon election would be conducted because at our stakeholders meeting we urged the community to preach peace so as to take care of the problem.

She advised women embrace lobbying tactics in order for them to acquire power from the dominant male counterpart as the only solution for leadership.


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