Borno State Government has said that 700 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) have been recorded in one year across the three senatorial districts in the state.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, disclosed this to Daily Trust at three-day training on gender equity and sensitive reporting for women journalists in Borno State.
She explained that the state government had secured the conviction of more than 100 cases of gender-related violence across the three geopolitical zones.
“Yes, in the last one year we have had more than 700 cases because people are now aware of their rights, so people report much more than before. If you remember some years ago, victims are always on the defensive, people would say it is a thing of shame but now victims are coming out to report to Bulamas and law enforcement agencies,” She said.
The commissioner decried that despite the passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition VAPP and Child Protection Laws, the state had continued to record cases of violence against women and children.