Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020. 1:02 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Today, the Ministry of Human Development (MOHD), National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC), Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children (SEWC), and National Women’s Commission (NWC) issued a joint statement condemning the recent spike in violent crimes that has claimed the lives of two young children.
The statement noted that within 48 hours, a four-year-old and a five-year-old died from gunshots, while another three-year-old remains hospitalized. The statement also noted that for the month of March, two people have died while shielding children from gunfire.
“When the lives of our children are cut short, especially by these vicious acts, it robs the nation of unknown potential,” the statement said.
They also addressed the fact that several women have been affected by the recent crimes leaving at least two children motherless. They stressed that when children lose their mothers, it undermines their safety, dignity, and puts them in insecure situations.
“We call on the Government, Police, Church leaders, civil society, and the community at large to denounce these heinous acts,” they added.
The statement also said that the current situation with violent crime underscores the need to have the police department well resourced, as many of these crimes happen and no one is convicted for them.
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