Rape Victims Increasing in IDPS, Says Commissioner


Yakubu Busari, Jos

Governor Lalong

Plateau State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development Mrs Anna Talatu Musa Izam has raised the alarm over the rampant incidences of rape in the IDP camps across the state.

She said no fewer than three millions women living in difference camps across the state are languishing in poverty, rape and molestation, especially the girl child.

Mrs Talatu Musa  said the attacks going on in Plateau villages has left many women living in vulnerable conditions.

She said Governor Lalong had” ordered the ministry and a committee set up to deal with the problem to immediately distribute materials such as rappers, food and clothes to remedy their plight”.

She said; ” the committee came up with forms to take the record of all women and children living in the camps that can ensure everyone is carry alone.”

Speaking to journalists at her residence in Eto Baba area of Jos North Local Government Area on Friday, she said the people “ still need more enlightenment on the political development of the women.

Izam explained further that the state is among the states that had already domesticated the child act right and violence against women with the ministry working hand in hand with the appropriate body in trying to support the women right.