BOKO HARAM: BBOG GROUP WANTS PROSECUTION OF PARENTS WHO SELL ChILDREN

BOKO HARAM: BBOG GROUP WANTS PROSECUTION OF PARENTS WHO SELL ChILDREN

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The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group has called on the government to see to the prosecution of parents who were alleged to have sold their children to the Boko Haram sect.

Speaking during the usual sitting protest of the group, one of its members, Elvis Iyorngurum stated that it is imperative that parents or relatives caught in such act are prosecuted to serve as a lesson to others who might be thinking of doing same.

He called on the Nigeria Police Force to wake up to its responsibility in finding and prosecuting perpetrators of such act, urging the federal government to protect the lives of innocent children as it continues its fight against insurgency in the Northeast.

The federal government recently stated that it would set up a panel to probe the alleged trafficking of some children of the Internally Displaced Persons in the Northeast.

The government said it was disturbed that hundreds of children were being trafficked to some countries as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.

The attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), who issued a statement in Abuja to that effect, had said that the government was determined to prevent acts that would further traumatise its citizens.

Also, a 13-year-old suicide bomber, Zarahau Babangida was apprehended in Kano recently. Babangida had revealed to the police that she was taken to the sect by her parents and was later recruited by the sect as a suicide bomber.

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