The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has vowed to put an end to various kinds of violence experienced by children in Nigeria.
According to UNICEF, a campaign titled “Priority Actions On Ending Violence Against Children” is to be launched on Sept. 29 across the country, in collaboration with Nigerian authorities.
The campaign is aimed at ending the trend of sexual and physical abuse of children in the West African country.
Ladi Alabi, a Child Protection Specialist with UNICEF, said on Friday that a survey revealed that six out of every 10 Nigerian children experience some kind of violence.
“Half of all children in Nigeria experience physical violence, and one in four girls and one in 10 boys experiences sexual violence,” Alabi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to the official, girls are most affected when it comes to sexual and physical violence than other combination of violence, while boys suffer emotional and physical violence most.