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Domestic Violence: Do Something Urgently Against The Menace – Saratu Dandereng Appeals To Governments

By Dayong Nanshak

Wife of the Chairman, Jos South Local Government Council, Mrs. Saratu Gideon Dandereng, has called on governments in the country and other stakeholders to do something urgently in order to halt the spread of domestic violence in the country.

Our correspondent reports that Mrs. Dandereng made the call while condoling with the family of the slain 23-year-old mother of two children, Mercy Samuel in a domestic violence by her husband, Samuel Mathew, at Kwata Zawan in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Mrs. Dandereng expressed fears that if something is not done to contain the wave of violence against women in the country, it might grow beyond control and to the detriment of the family institution.

While advising women to speak up against domestic violence against them, Mrs. Dandereng appealed to authority concerned to ensure that perpetrators of domestic violence against women are made to face the law adding that only true justice that can serve as deterrent to couple with unruly tendencies.

Mrs. Dandereng observed that the issue of the recent murder of Osinachi Nwachukwu had hardly died down when Mercy Samuel was murdered by her husband in Jos, pointing out that she was going to partner with other relevant authorities to ensure that justice prevail on the death of Mercy Samuel.

Our correspondent also reports that Mrs. Dandereng gave an undisclosed amount of money to the immediate members of the family of the deceased.

She was accompanied on the condolence visit by the Wife of the Deputy Chairman, Jos South Local Government, Mrs. Phoebe Jagaba, Head of Women Affairs of Jos South Local Government, Alice Zang as well as APC Women Leader.

Plateau State Commissioner for Women affairs and Social Development, Rebecca Sambo, who had earlier visited the deceased family house in Gyel, Jos South, expressed sadness over the incident and assured the family that the matter would not be swept under the carpet.

“The police have been informed and action has commenced ensuring the young girl gets justice,” she said.





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