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NGO intensifies efforts to end child abuse, domestic violence, others in Anambra


By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The Anambra State Coordinator, Save  And Secure The Child Initiative, Mr Kingsley Obi, has said the organisation was just intensifying campaign against child abuse, domestic violence and other vices in the society.

Obi, who disclosed this in an interview in Awka, listed some cases his organisation had interest on to include rape, child molestation ,domestic  violence ,child neglect, amongst others.

According to him, the group of volunteers were driven by the altruistic passion to give voice to the children against the incessant abuse they were subjected to on daily basis.

“These abused children are often without a voice and we have decided to be their voice. We as a group are bent on raising one deep sustained, resilient, assertive  voice  for these abused voiceless children," he noted.

Obi disclosed that Save and Secure The Child Initiative was a brain child of  Mr Ken Ikwunne ,a Nigerian based in the Republic of South Africa, but registered as NGO with CAC and also with the Anambra State Ministry of Women Affairs.

He said that the have handled over 40 cases of abuse across the country, namely rape of a 10 year old girl by a 16 year old boy; 12-year-old girl raped by a-45 year old man; and three sisters aged 8, 6 and 4 years defiled by a-20-years old man.


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