Children are sold, bought like groundnut in Kaduna – Commissioner

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Mohammed Bala revealed that children are being sold and bought like groundnut in the state.

Mrs. Bala said this while addressing newsmen in Kaduna, adding that the ministry had rescued about 37 girls from traffickers.

She said, “We are seriously battling with children being sold because people now buy and sell children like groundnut.

“Sometime ago, a child was molested to death in the state. How many other children lose their lives to such molestation? Most times, these ugly acts are perpetrated by parents, relations, guardians and teachers among others.

“But we cannot fold our hands and watch Kaduna children being sold, hence the decision to launch the campaign to possibly end all forms of violence against children.”

The Commissioner added that measures are being put in place with individuals and bodies rallying to protect children.

She also disclosed that a group of pharmacists, SEMA, NEMA, Police and Immigration had formed a network against child trafficking.

She added, “We want everyone to join hands with government and parents to ensure the safety of our children.”

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