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Lagos state launches code to report domestic violence and child abuse



The Lagos State Government has launched a short code which will enable residents report cases of domestic violence, child abuse, as well as other related offences or happenings.

The State’s attorney general and commissioner for justice, Adeniji Kazeem, made the revelation on Tuesday at a press conference to commemorate the Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Month.

Speaking at the event, the commissioner who also doubles as the Chairman of Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), said the state has concluded plans to launch a short service code to help residents report cases of domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse and other related offences with ease.

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According to him, to use the code, one only has to dial *6820# or send a text to 6820 with the subject of the complaint, for example, “Child Abuse”.

Anybody that needs to report a case of child abuse, rape or domestic violence or requires a child or a woman to be rescued can make use of the platform and should receive timely and accurate information

Kazeem added that initiative is aimed at ensuring victims of all forms of abuse have a platform to reach out to the appropriate agencies and receive timely information on what to do and where to get assistance.

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