Pedophiles are on the increase in Bayelsa State according to a revelation from a child protection agency made to the officials of the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and other stakeholders in cases of child abuses, including the rape and death of a four-year-old girl at the hands of a 40-year-old man in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area (LGA).The shocking revelation was made by the.......
State Coordinator of the Child Protection Network (CPN), Mrs. Mariam Kombo-Ezeh, who also revealed that two other cases of child abuse that occurred in the state included the death of a 7-year-old girl from complications of HIV/AIDS, which she contracted after being raped by a man, and the gangrape of a 13-year-old girl in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
in her presentation, Mrs. Mariam told the gathering of stakeholders on child protection, which was themed "Advocacy Engagement with Policy Makers on Domestication of Child Right Act in Bayelsa,” said the cases of child abuse and inhuman treatments were on the rise in the state. "It is pathetic and the cases are on the high side. There is the need for a speedy passage of the Bill on Child Rights into Law."
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