Gender-Based Violence: Bauchi Establishes Mobile Court Assures Support


By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti

Worried by the spate of Gender-Based Violence GBV in Bauchi State, the state government is to establish a mobile court to facilitate timely prosecution of the offenders of gender related issues.

The State Governor Bala Mohammed made the commitment while granting audience to members of the state committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence at Government House Bauchi

The Committee Chaired by the State First Lady Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed was at the Government House to intimate the Governor on it’s activities including success and challenges.

Speaking at the occasion Governor Bala Mohammed who said the state government is concern on the rampant cases of GBV across the state described the visit as a wake-up call to his administration.

Responding to the committee’s plead on the need to establish the mobile court, Bala Mohammed ordered the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice to expedite action in establishing the court, noting that timely prosecution of the offenders would serve as deterrent to oders.

He appreciated the committee’s effort on protecting the right of innocent citizens especially Women and Children who are considered as the most vulnerable group in the society.

Earlier in her address, the State Chairperson Action Committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed who expressed appreciation for the government’s support in eliminating the ugly trend called for more interventions in that direction.

Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed who is also the State First Lady enumerated some of the committee’s achievements to include provision of free medical and legal services to the victims, advocacy and sensitization campaign across all the twenty local government areas of the state as well as establishment of a temporary home for accommodation of GBV survivors.

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