Stella Dimoko Plateau Govt Decries Increase Of Women In Drug Abuse And Child Trafficking


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Plateau Govt Decries Increase Of Women In Drug Abuse And Child Trafficking

Plateau Government on Wednesday expressed concern over increasing number of women in drug abuse and child trafficking-related issues in the state.

Mrs Rufina Gurumyen, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social development, made this known at Stakeholders’ Validation workshop in Jos. The commissioner, represented by Mrs Hassana Ayika, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, said suspected drug abusers were main culprits in the trafficking of children.

She also said that there was a spillover of terrorists activities, proliferation of firearms and armed robbery cases in the state, resulting in women and girls being kidnapped. Gurumyen said “these activities have adverse effects on women and children, who are one of the most vulnerable groups in the society.

She, however, stressed the need to enlighten and engage women to identify early warning signs of crisis to forestall its occurrence.


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