The spike in rape cases in Nigeria has necessitated the move by the Nigeria Governors Forum and the move involves declaring a state of emergency on rape in the country.
This was revealed in a statement released by the Chairman of the forum stating that they really ensure that all rape culprits are adequately dealt with.
The statement reads;
“Declare a State of Emergency on Sexual and Gender-based Violence. Governors strongly condemned all forms of violence against women and children and committed to ensuring that offenders face the maximum weight of the law;
Call on State Governors that have not already domesticated relevant gender-based protection laws to domesticate the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, the Child Rights Act and the updated Penal Code to increase protection for women and children and ensure speedy investigation and prosecution of perpetrators in addition to creating sex offenders register in each State to name and shame.”