Yobe Records 34 GBV Cases In 6 Months – Police

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Yobe State Police yesterday said it recorded 34 cases of Gender Based Violence, GBV, from January till date.

The command’s spokeswoman, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, told journalists in Damaturu, that 85 percent of the cases were undergoing trial, while the command secured convictions in 15 percent of the cases.

He cited a recent case in Tarmuwa Local Government Area where a cleric (name withheld) allegedly lured a 20-year-old woman with charm and impregnated her.

“In the latest incident, Tarmuwa Divisional Police Headquarters received a complaint from Alhaji Mohammed Kellu that his daughter was abducted by a marabout on June 6.

“Following a thorough search, the victim was found in the suspect’s custody at Anguwan Arewa in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State.

“Medical examination revealed that the victim was two months pregnant.

“The victim confessed that she was coerced into drinking a medicinal concoction which rendered her unconscious and vulnerable to the perpetrator’s actions,” Abdulkarim said.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Nr Garba Ahmad, had reiterated his determination to tackle GBV, which causes severe physical and emotional trauma on the victims.

The spokesman advised parents to always monitor their children’s relationship, noting that GBV perpetrators could be relatives, neighbours or acquaintances.

Abdulkarim also urged stakeholders to join forces in combating GBV, which could hinder the development of the girl-child and the society at large. (NAN)

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