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Nigeria launches toll-free number for reporting GBV



The National Human Rights Commission has introduced a toll-free shortcode for reporting sexual and gender-based violence.

Mr Tony Ojukwu, the commission’s Executive Secretary, disclosed this in Abuja during a multi-agency task team meeting on the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence register.

He said the 6472 code would make it easier for victims to obtain, report, and activate support and urged the public to use the code properly to expose the horrible crime of rape and other sexual crimes.

Mr Titus Amariju, Deputy Director of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, highlighted in a presentation that, of the 25 states that have passed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition, VAPP act, 7 have so far joined the Sexual Offender Register platform.

Mr Amariju stated that Edo had 202 sexual offenders, Delta had 105, and Kano had 38.

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