As part of its official summary report for year 2019, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kaduna State Command through its Anti-Human Trafficking Unit received and treated 30 cases of violence against children in the state in the year 2019.
This was contained in the 2019 Annual Report issued by the Command’s Spokesman ASC Orndiir Terzungwe on behalf of the State Commandant Babangida Abdullahi Dutsinma.
The report indicates that some of the cases were traced to communities from eight Local Government Areas of the State.
A breakdown of the report shows that out of the total number of reports received, cases of child trafficking for labour exploitation were mostly traced to Jigawa, Katsina and Kaduna States.
He further disclosed that 16 survivors were rescued and reunited with their families within the period under review. He also noted that three suspects held in connection with cases of child trafficking and labour were handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), for further investigation.
On sexual violence, he said two defendants were remanded in prison custody while their case files were referred to the Ministry of Justice for legal advice. “Cases of domestic violence were referred to Ministry of Justice’s Citizens Right for mediation, just as cases of physical violence were treated out of court and survivors were reunited with their biological parents for further care.
The supervision is done by the State Ministry of Human Services and Social Development,” he said.