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Buhari Directs Police to Prosecute Rapists

President Muhammadu Buhari, in his address today, expressed his displeasure on the spike in the incidents of rape across the country. The President revealed that he has directed the police to ensure that perpetrators of rape and other sexual violence are arrested and prosecuted accordingly. He said that he is particularly upset at the recent incidents of rape, especially of very young girls.

The President added that the police are swiftly pursuing the cases so as to bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to swift justice. He said “Nigerian women remain a particular treasure to this nation and for this reason, this administration has continued to give them a place of pride in the affairs of our country.

I wish to assure all our women of this administration’s determination to fight Gender-Based Violence through the instrumentality of the law and awareness creation.”

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