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Surge in incidences of child abuse in Lagos state alarming – ACVPN

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Surge in incidences of child abuse in Lagos state alarming – ACVPN

No fewer than 253 child abuse cases were recorded in Lagos State from January to December 2020, the co-ordinator, Advocates For Children and Vulnerable Persons Network (ACVPN) Ebenezer Omejalile, said.
Omejalile disclosed this to Saharaweekly correspondents over the week through an online interview in Lagos.
He said that 38 cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse 15, child neglect 11, child labour 4, child trafficking 6, child abduction 3, child abandon 2, missing child 2, were recorded within the period of January – March.
He said that some of the cases involved minors within the ages of five to seventeen years
Also from April – December 57 sexual abuse, physical abuse 32, child neglect 7, child labour 2, children sodomized 2, child trafficking 6, child abduction 3, child abandon 2, missing child 2, a child at risk 22, child exploitation 2,child-headed household 2, out of school 2, were recorded within this period.
According to him, the prevalence of Child Abuse cases across Lagos State is based on the various report from both state actors and non-state actors.
He said the various cases listed are an eye-opener to all residents of the mentioned Local Government to be very Assertive on their children and wards.
From the various abuses, the girl child is mostly affected, which brings to the fore to every parent/guardian to protect the girl child from every form of vulnerability.
The boy Child should also be protected.
A local government with the most prevalence of child abuse in Lagos state in 2020 are as follows
SEXUAL ABUSE
1. ALIMOSO LGA
2. OSHODI-ISOLO LGA
3. IKEJA LGA
4.IFAKO-IJAIYE LGA
5, ETI-OSA LGA
6,AGEGE LGA
7, IKORODU LGÀ
8, OJO LGA
9. KOSOFE LGA
10, BADAGRY LGA
11, SURULERE LGA
12, AJEROMI-IFELODUN LGA
PHYSICAL VIOLENCE
1. OSHODI-ISOLO LGA
2, IFAKO-IJAIYE LGA
3, ALIMOSO LGA
4, SOMOLU LGA
5, IKEJA LGA
6, BADAGRY LGA
7, IKORODU LGÀ
8, ETI-OSA LGA
9, MUSHIN LGA
10, OJO LGA
11, AGEGE LGA
12, LAGOS-ISLAND LGA
13, EPE LGA
CHILD NEGLECT
1, ALIMOSO LGA
2, SOMOLU LGA
3, OSHODI-ISOLO LGA
4 KOSOFE LGA
5 MUSHIN LGA
CHILD AT RISK
1, OJO LGA
2, OSHODI-ISOLO LGA
3, IKORODU LGA
4, MUSHIN LGA
5, LAGOS LGA
CHILD ABDUCTION
1. SOMOLU LGA
2.AJEROMI LGA
3, ALIMOSO LGA
4. KOSOFE LGA
5.BADAGRY LGA
6,ETI-OSA LGA
7. IKORODU LGA
8. MUSHIN LGA
9. OSHODI-ISOLO LGA
CHILD TRAFFICKING
1 .AMUWO-ODOFIN LGA
2, Surulere LGA
3. OJO LGA
4. OSHODI-ISOLO LGA
5. LAGOS-ISLAND LGA
CHILD EXPLOITATION
1 . OSHODI-ISOLO LGA
2. MUSHIN LGA
SODOMY
1. ALIMOSO LGA
2. OSHODI-ISOLO LGA.
3. AMUWO-ODOFIN LGA
CHILD LABOR
1.OJO LGA
2. OSHODI-ISOLO LGA.
In the aforementioned Local Government we shall embark on an Advocacy /Sensitization campaign to both lawmakers and all community gatekeepers, we shall present this figure before them to advocate for a better future in the best interest of children.

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