2,000 Human Rights Violation Recorded in Borno State: Nigeria 

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March 8, Nigeria: The National Human Right Commission (NHRC) at Nigeria has said that about 2000 human rights violation cases were recorded in Borno state in the last four years.

The coordinator of the commission in Borno state, Alhaji Babangida Labaran, said in an interview with journalists that the cases include rape, wanton destruction of properties, torture and brutality by security agencies.

He said other instances of violation of human rights in the state include domestic cases like family dispute and violation against child rights by parents.

Despite the insurgency in the state, the agency was working toward protecting the civic rights of the citizens in the country, he added.

Labaran attributed the rising cases of violation of human rights, especially in rape cases, to unwillingness of parent to prosecute rape offenders in court.

He called on parents, particularly women, to show concern and stand behind their wards to prosecute rape offenders, stressing that if the crime remained unchallenged, there would be the possibility of its increase.

“We have recorded about 50 rape cases in 2014 while so many of these cases we just hear them in town while the offenders go unpunished,” he informed.

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