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Human rights abuses: We received 1,106 petitions from 5 States – NHRC


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The North-Central Office of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has received 1,106 cases of human right abuse from five states under its control in the last ten months.

Grace Pam, the coordinator in charge of the zone, told newsmen on Wednesday in Jos that the petitions were mostly cases of child abandonment, unlawful detention and domestic violence dominates complaints.

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It was gathered that the North-Central office of the commission comprised of Plateau, Nasarawa, Kogi, Benue and Niger states.

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Mrs Pam explained that of the 1,106 cases reported, 1027 were treated and concluded, with 79 still unresolved.

“From January till date, we received 1,106 complaints across the five states under our zone, and we successfully treated and concluded 1027 of the cases but 79 still looked into.

“Child abandonment, domestic violence, unlawful detention, child abuse, rape, threat to life and inhuman treatment are among the most prevalent cases we received in the period under review,” she said.

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The coordinator also said that the commission received cases of right to inheritance, denial of access to children, dismissal from service, extrajudicial killings, denial of entitlement abduction, and denial of right to education and defamation of character.

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Other complaints received, she said, include forced marriage, maltreatment, harassment and intimidation, non-payment of wages, and violation of right to personal liberty, among others.


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