By Jamilu Idris
The Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Katsina State, Barrister Adamu Umaru said that the commission has received over 100 cases from January, 2020 to date.
Umaru disclosed this in an interview with blueinknews on the sideline of the 2020 International Human Rights Day Celebration today in Katsina.
He explained that the cases received in the period under review include, assaults, rapes, domestic violence, breach of trust among others.
The Coordinator said that while Executive Secretary (ES) of NHRC, Mr Tony Ojukwu facilitates with the people of Katsina State and Nigeria in general in celebrating the Intenation Humn Rights Day urged that people should not relent to report human abuses to the commission for appropriate action.
According to him, Ojukwu said that the celebration is in line with the theme of the 2020 tagged “Recover better- Stand Up for Human Rights”
Umaru stated that the ES of the ommission said that, the commission will continue to pursue human Rights with all vigours because it is the bedrock of human dignity.
“I therefore enjoined stake holders to make concerted efforts to join the rest of the world to end discrimination and marginalization of any kind, hatred, molestation, nepotism, ethnicity among others”
Earlier in a remark, the Chairman of the occasion, who is the Chief Judge of Katsina State, Justice Musa Abubakar said that the International Human Rights Day is aimed to sensitize the public on their rights and privileges.
Abubukar explained that the NHRC is expected to investigate and bring cases like sexual violence in schools, universities, cheating on vulnerable like, women, children the poor abuse to courts for trial.
He commended the NHRC for its sensitization of the general public and urged them to keep up.