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Rape: Hisbah charged to patrol markets, motor parks, uncompleted buildings in Kano

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The Kano State Government has directed Hisbah personnel to conduct routine patrols in market areas, parking lots, motor parks and unfinished buildings.

The government stated that the decision was made to address the rising number of rape cases committed by some elements in such areas of the state.

Aishatu Lawal, the state’s Commissioner for Women Affairs, Children, and the Disabled, gave the charge on Friday during a workshop for Hisbah officials from the Northwest Zone on gender-based violence and girl child protection in Kano.

Dr Sa’adatu Bala, representing the ministry, said the call was necessary in light of the alarming rate of rape cases, particularly in such public places.

According to her, Hisbah operatives would patrol these areas on a regular basis to check on persistent cases of young boys and girls being lured into corners to commit immoral acts on them.

The commissioner expressed hope that the workshop would provide participants with the opportunity to learn new surveillance skills that would assist them in preventing child sexual abuse.

“By working together, we can develop comprehensive strategies that would address the  causes of gender-based violence and child abuse in our states,” she said.

“There’s a need for communities to be more vigilant and always report suspicious movements to Hisbah for prompt action.

“It’s my belief that this workshop will enhance their performance towards curtailing incidences of gender-based violence in our states,” she added.

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