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106,604 human rights violations reported in June, says NHRC

The Nationwide Fee on Human Rights has raised the alarm over the sudden improve in reported human rights violations in June 2024.

NHRC Government Secretary Anthony Ojukwu (SAN), who acknowledged this throughout the sixth dashboard assembly of the fee held on Monday at its headquarters in Abuja, attributed the rise in complaints to rising consciousness amongst residents.

“Within the month of June, we obtained an unprecedented 106,604 complaints. This improve is alarming however not sudden,” mentioned Ojukwu, who acknowledged: “This can be a optimistic improvement and a testomony to the collective efforts of all stakeholders.”

He pressured that the rise in complaints underscores the influence of focused interventions and collective efforts to guard the rights of weak populations.

The Government Secretary pressured the significance of the month-to-month dashboard conferences in figuring out key tendencies and points in communities and known as on all related stakeholders to safeguard human rights.

Presenting the dashboard report, Hilary Ogbonna, Senior Human Rights Advisor on the NHRC, pressured that kids’s rights are a significant concern.

“Youngsters who face the challenges of the precise to survival and improvement are additionally more likely to face different and cascading human rights points resembling little one marriage, little one labour, sexual abuse, curtailment of the precise to schooling and in the end abandonment,” Ogbonna mentioned.

The report additionally exhibits that in June, the North Central area recorded the very best variety of human rights violations. The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has two grievance assortment centres.

Within the southeast, 9,164 instances have been reported; within the southwest (18,458); within the south-south (21,603); within the northeast (12,907); within the northwest (15,101); and within the north-central (29,462), the report mentioned.

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