The Kaduna State Government has established a centre for sexual assault victims in the state .
Tagged : ‘ Transit Shelter ’ , the centre will serve as a temporary abode for women and children who are victims of sexual assaults in the state .
Governor Nasir El – Rufai ’s wife , Hadiza , inaugurated the centre on Saturday in Kaduna , the state capital .
According to her, the centre will serve as a shelter where sexual assault victims could receive professional counselling , pointing out that victims of rape and other gender -based violence face stigmatisation and emotional distress .
Hadiza said , “ We have to try as much as possible to take away that stigma . Do not stigmatise rape victims because they are not the ones at fault and should not be looked down upon .
“ Justice is very important , because if the perpetrators see that justice is done to victims, it will serve as deterrent to others .