26 Cases of rape reported in Gombe within four months.
About 26 rape cases mostly involving minors have been recorded in Gombe State in the last four month.
A coalition of Civil Society Organization towards ending child marriage in Gombe has raised alarm over high number of cases of rape, hence advocates domestication of child’s right act in the state.
According to the coalition in collaborations with Save the Children International, the domestication of the act could help in curbing the menace of rape in the state.
Speaking with one of the women activist in Gombe, Hajiya Halima Madi said, it is a very wicked for an individual to engage in rape or defilement
Also speaking a social welfare in Gombe, Mrs Salamatu Adamu attributed COVID-19 pandemic lockdown that made many idle as a cause of the rising crime of rape.
Mrs Adamu called on parents and other stakeholders to support the domestication of the child’s right act into law so as to reduce rape menace in the state.