Group decries high level of child abuse in Nigeria

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A non-governmental organization, Save and Secure the Child Initiative (SASCI) has decried the high level of child abuse in Nigeria.

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The group stated this during its 2022 scholarship program at Paul University, Awka at the weekend, saying that it is currently handling huge cases of molestation and defilement against underaged children.

The State Principal of the NGO, Mr Kingsley Obi said the group which is established to ensure justice for abused children has gone a notch higher to establish a scholarship program for children who can not afford education.

“Since the establishment of this group, we have been helping children who are abused, to the level of even dragging people to court on their behalf. They are people who have defiled children, who we are still in court with today. It is now very high in our society and that is not good.

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“Some are house helps who are abused by their benefactors or caregivers, but what we now did is that we felt that helping children like that to go to school would be good, so we started this scholarship scheme, which is a yearly affair.”