FG To Investigate Child Trafficking Rumours In IDP Camps

FG To Investigate Child Trafficking Rumours In IDP Camps

By News Desk | The Trent on February 14, 2015
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FILE: A picture taken on March 6, 2014 shows children of Christian families posing at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) outside the Bossangoa Catholic Church. (Photo Credit: SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images)

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke has announced  that the Federal Government (FG) has initiated investigations into allegations of child trafficking the the camps set up for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), set up for people displaced as a result of insurgent attacks in their areas of residence.

Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (Photo Credit: V Gist)
Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (Photo Credit: V Gist)

Adoke made the disclosure on Friday, February 13, 2015 following an investigative report published by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, which alleged that hundreds of children were being traded at the IDP camps.

The AGF said: “The Federal Government views these allegations with serious concern as it places a high premium on the welfare and well being of her citizens

“Consequently, an inter-ministerial committee comprising of relevant agencies and security personnel has been set up to among other things; investigate the matter with a view to holding accountable all those found culpable in these nefarious acts and recommend appropriate measures to forestall future occurrence.”

“Government is determined to prevent acts that will further traumatise its citizens who have found themselves in these camps due to circumstances beyond their control.”

 

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