National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) has sensitized 180 parents in Kano State, Northwest Nigeria on child molestation and trafficking.
About 100 parents were trained at Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of the state on Friday when the training commenced for the first set of parents targeted.
The target of the program is to educate 2000 parents across the state, whereby 100 people will be trained daily as a meet target.
HumAngle learnt that the training was facilitated by Mustapha Bala, a member of the House of Representatives representing Dawakin Kudu/Warawa Constituency.
Desmond Garba, Zonal Commander of NAPTIP in Kano State said: “the menace of child trafficking in Kano is becoming alarming”, adding, “there was a need for this community sensitization”.
He stated that the sensitisation workshop came at the right time when the issue of child trafficking and molestation was worrisome in the state.
“But I am glad to tell you that with the level of our sensitisation, especially under my catchment area, which is Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa and Bauchi states is yielding good result,” Garba said.
Aliyu Abba, Public Relations Officer of the agency, said the issue of child trafficking and abuse of human rights has contributed to the insecurities in the country.
He added that sending young girls to the city for hawking or for house help also contributed to child trafficking and abuse.
Baba explained that the programme would help the parents and the general public to know all the tactics the traffickers use to lure or deceit parents to engage their children.
The participants of the training commended efforts of NAPTIP in carrying out the sensitisation.
Garba Danladi, one of the beneficiaries said the sensitisation training has made him know more on child keeping and maintenance.
Another participant, Zainab Aliyu said, “the training is a development to us, most especially those in rural areas, we will step down this training to others who are not opportune to be here”.
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