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NHRC condemns spate of kidnapping, to step up victim’s rights enforcement

Posted: Apr 18, 2015 at 9:40 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Joe Nwankwo,  Assistant Editor,Abuja


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday condemned the spate of kidnapping in the country, vowing to intensify efforts in enforcing the rights of victims and ensure that culprits are punished.

The commission also expressed worries over the recent kidnap in Lagos State where three kids of the same parents were abducted by a nanny who was supposed to take care of them.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Officer to the National Human Rights Commission, Fatimah Agwai Mohammed, the Executive Secretary of NHRC, Prof. Bem Angwe, gave this indication while reacting to the recent abduction of three children of one Lere Orekoya and advised parents and guardians not to entrust their children to strangers as such a practice exposed them to different forms of rights abuses.

He decried the action of the nanny, saying; “It beats human imagination that children who require utmost protection by the society are subjected to such inhuman treatment just for material benefit.

Meanwhile, Prof. Angwe commended the Nigeria Police for rescuing the children, and urged members of the public to be vigilant and report cases of human rights violations to the security agencies and the commission for redress.

The kidnap victims are Aderomola (11 months), Adedamola (4 years) and Demola (6 years) who were later found on Tuesday night, about six days after they were taken hostage by a nanny recruited via on line.