SOS Children’s Villages Tasks Govt, Stakeholders On Fight Against Insecurity In Enugu

By Nana Musa

A Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), SOS Children’s Villages in Nigeria, has urged the government and stakeholders to intensify the fight against insecurity in Enugu State.

The County Director of the NGO, Mr Eghosa Erhumwunse, gave the charge in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

He made an appeal for children’s security while reacting to the recent attack on students of St. Paul’s College, Eke, Enugu State.

“We call on all stakeholders, including the government, security agencies, and the international community, to unite in the fight against the incessant attacks on Nigerian children.

“It is disheartening to learn that the affected area has been a den of criminal activities for years with security agencies struggling to contain the activities of these elements.

“The tragic events on the Eke-Egede Road underscore the critical importance of addressing the root causes of such insecurity, ensuring the swift apprehension of the perpetrators, and implementing comprehensive measures to safeguard the lives of Nigerian children.

“As we extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the swift recovery of the injured students, SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria appeals to all stakeholders to prioritise the security and well-being of children across the nation,” Erhumwunse said.

He said that every child deserved a safe environment in which to learn, grow and thrive.

“SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria, therefore, calls for an immediate investigation on the attack of St Paul’s College students, with the aim of bringing the perpetrators to justice, strengthened security measures in areas prone to such attacks, particularly on routes frequently used by students.

“There should be collaborative efforts between the government, security agencies and local communities to root out criminal elements and ensure the safety of children and adequate support for the affected families and communities to facilitate their healing and recovery.

“We urge the public to stand united against the violation of children’s rights and join us in advocating for a safer and more secure future for every child in Nigeria,” Erhumwunse said.

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