The Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative, PCNI, has donated two ambulances to Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in Adamawa and Yobe states.
While presenting the buses to the representatives of the two states in Abuja, the Vice Chairman of the PCNI, Tijani Tumsa said the centers, which were established by the PCNI in collaboration with the British Council of Nigeria through the Managing Conflict in Northeast Programme (MCN), were lacking ambulances to convey victims to the hospital.
“A gap however, was identified in both Centers by the state ministries of Health which is the absence of an ambulance to convey victims from their lotions to the center for treatment and counseling.”
“Therefore, today, based on the request of the Steering Committee on Sexual Assault Referral Center in Adamawa and Yobe states, PCNI is pleased to provide an ambulance vehicle each to both SAR Centers in Adamawa and Yobe States,” he said.
Tumsa assured that President Muhammadu Buhari was not only committed to ending insurgency but also committed to ensuring that victims were properly taken care of.
The Centers are meant to cater for victims of sexual gender based violence, psycho-social trauma cases and other conditions such as sexually transmitted diseases, VVF, HIV/AIDS and others.