February 28, 2021

Plateau records 30 Rape and Domestic Violence cases During Lockdown

Plateau state is said to have recorded over 30 reported cases of Rape and domestic related violence within the lockdown period imposed in the state by governor Simon Lalong.

Chairperson, International Federation of Women Lawyers FIDA, Plateau state branch, Barrister Mary Izam stated this while interacting with our correspondent in Jos, the Plateau state capital.

She said the over 30 cases are mostly from Mangu, Bokkos, Bassa LGAs and Jos metropolis among others.

“That was the number of those reported, come to think of those that were not reported, and this record is only within the period of lockdown” she said.

Although these cases are those reported to FIDA office alone, there might have been many others that were reported in some quarters within the state.

The FIDA chairperson called on victims and relations to speak out and other relevant stakeholders to join hands to fight the monster.

Meanwhile, the Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong yesterday lifted to lockdown order earlier imposed in the state as the citizens await further directives.

At a press briefing yesterday the governor commended the citizens of Plateau State for their cooperation and substantial compliance to all guidelines issued in an effort to combat the pandemic despite the inconveniences.