Mrs Saso Ali, the Permanent Secretary, Adamawa Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, says
perpetrators of rape and other Gender Based Violence (GBV) are not safe in the state.
She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Wednesday that following the assent of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act
by Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri, perpetrators of such crimes would be brought to book and be punished accordingly.
“We went to Hong, Numan, Ganye, Yola-North and Yola-South local government areas and we will continue the sensitisation until we reach
the 21 local government areas of the state.
“This is because we saw cases of GBV on the rise, especially rape and the need to educate the people to know that the VAPP Act has been
domesticated in the state and anyone caught in act of violence will be dealt with according to the law.”
Ali called on religious and traditional leaders to continue to sensitise their people to curtail GBV and if possible to eradicate it completely.