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Children Are Sold Like Groundnut In Kaduna – Commissioner

The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Kaduna State, have made a shocking revelation of how children are being sold and bought like commodities in the state.

Speaking while addressing newsmen in the state capital, the commissioner, Hafsat Mohammed Bala, disclosed that her ministry had rescued about 37 girls from traffickers.
Her words, “We are seriously battling with children being sold because people now buy and sell children like groundnut."

She continued, “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.”

She said measures are being put in place with individuals and bodies rallying to protect children, adding that a group of pharmacists, SEMA, NEMA, Police, etc had formed a team against trafficking.

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