…says it received 2,240 cases in 2013
By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA — The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, yesterday, said it was worried over the steady increase in the number of complaints on domestic violence across the federation.
The Commission decried that in 2013 alone, it received 2,240 cases of domestic violence.
Consequently, the Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Prof. Bem Angwe, in a press release signed by the Chief Press Officer at the Commission, Mrs. Fatima Mohammed in Abuja, called for an urgent measure towards stemming the tide.
He said the Commission would spare no efforts in bringing the perpetrators to justice, even as he called on the members of the public to immediately report cases of domestic violence to nearby offices of security agencies and those of the NHRC.
”Such measures would not only stem the tide of the crime, but also ensure that victims are adequately compensated as prescribed by the relevant local and international laws,” he said.
Prof. Angwe restated the commitment of the Commission to continue to carry out massive human rights education among the Nigerian populace to sensitise people on different forms of human rights violations, including domestic violence, which had assumed an alarming proportion.