The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, in Kano State says it received 2,250 complaints of alleged human rights abuses from January to December 2023.

The NHRC State Coordinator, Shehu Abdullahi, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday in Kano.

According to him, out of the 2,250 complaints, 1,825 cases were walk-in complaints while 425 were received through phone calls.

He said that all the 425 phone call complaints have been completed, 1,520 walk-in cases have also been treated and 305 are pending.

“Out of the 1,825 walk-in complaints, 1,460 were on abandonment of family responsibility, while the remaining are on women and gender matters which include domestic violence, issue of paternity denial, reproductive rights among others.

“Sexual and gender-based violence is more prevalent these days.

“NHRC has been a member of the steering committee of the Kano State Sexual Assault Referral Centre based at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital.

“We had the privilege to get data on rape from January to September 2023. The centre received 710 cases of rape and sexual offences out of which 461 s girl children while 249 affects boy children”, he said.

NHRC receives 2,250 complaints in 2023 in Kano

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