‘Perpetrators of gender-based violence deserve stiffer penalty’


Justina Asishana, Minna

 

The wife of Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Sani-Bello has said punishment for perpetrators of gender-based violence should be  severe in order to curb the vice.

She said: “We need our laws to be strengthened because some of the punishment for these perpetrators are very mild. We need to have a legislation that will make punishments for the perpetrators stronger and stiffer than it is now.”

Dr Bello stated this in Minna while speaking to reporters after a walk against gender-based violence organised by the state Ministry of Gender Affairs, Raise Foundation and WRAPA.

She said: “There is a need to look at the law and reform them so that they will serve as a deterrent for perpetrators and make them think twice before engaging in any act of gender violence.”

Dr Bello urged women to report cases of gender-based violence, calling on the security, community and traditional leaders and family to come together to say no to gender and sex-based…



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