edited: Thursday, April 07, 2005
By Emeka Chike Nwogu
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2005
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Child trafficing is becoming a menace in my country and neeed to be checked.
The rate at which child trafficing is increasing daily in Nigeria is quite alarming. This trend paints an ugly picture on the already battered image of our country. It has become a life threathening ailment. For instance, the truck load of children caught with a woman recently. These children were packed in that rruck like sardines in a can. Very dehumanising! Another example is the orphanage in Lagos that breeds children for the purpose of selling them to the highest bidder.
A lot of reasons had been adduced for this pathetic trend that has a debilitating effect on manpower development and economic output. One of such reasons experts had identified, is the craze to get rich fast. Oftentimes, people who engage in child trafficing do so for personal economic empowerment, ritualistic purposes and slavish child labour. It must be noted here in passing that child trafficing leads to child labour and it subsequent twin sister child abuse. A merchant that deals in this type of trade does so to gain financially.
Secondly, greed to acquire a certain level of occultic powers make people engage in it. They use it to fortify themselves. Thirdly, mention should be made of the present unemployment and economic hardship that had made the minds of people to resort to evil without their conscience.
The efforts of some NGOs in Nigeria should be commended. Hajia Titi Abubakar, the wife of the vice president had initiated a frontal war against child traffickers. It was through her that the methodology of their operation was made public. In spite of what had been accomplished so far, much more need to be done to totally eradicate this menace.
Aggressive enlightenment program should be launched in the media to further highlight the dangers associated with this evil.
Finally, the Authorities vested with the power of enforcement should not treat this barons with kids gloves, rather they should be punished and severally dealt with. When this is done, it would serve as a deterent to those who are intending to engage in this illicit act.
(c)Emeka Chike Nwogu~April, 2005.
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|Reviewed by D. Kenneth Ross
|Ms. Nwogu, I read your article and I am sure it was as difficult to write as it was to have to see this heinous practice in Nigeria. But the writing of it is a necessity for you, just as each of us, as writers, carry the responsibility to keep the reading public aware of what we know needs to be corrected around us. The more we write about the things that matter to us, the more the public is alerted to problems that must be solved. I do hope you keep reminding all of us how evil things can be when there is no responsible authority to correct the problem. There will be many of us praying with you tonight.|
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|Just last year Customs found Containers on the Docks of Australia with dead illegals and some barely alive..Then there's the children being stolen and sold to the Sex industry, it would seem there are more Slaves today in the world than ever before...
Ty for the article, though sad and shocking is now plague proportions in many if not most major nations of the world.
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Over 2,500 Children Disappear Each Day USA,i.e. Child Molesters Rape, Maim ,Kill Them Even Body Parts Are Sold Medical Doctors--IT IS SICK...
KEEP WRITING YOUR PEN IS POWERFUL,i.e. Until It Happens To Somebody Eles's Child Then The Become SELF GLORIFIED MARTYR'S...
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|such a shame this is happening in your country, emeka; thank you for standing up for the kids! god bless you, my friend! you are in my prayers, and so are the kids!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in america, karen lynn in texas. :(
|Reviewed by Cynthia Borris
|Thank you for being the voice for the children. People can be so cruel and then others - wonderful like you.
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|The book should be thrown at them with long prison sentences. Greed has overtaken the world.|
|Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
|It is criminal in any country and ours is not exempt from it. Just recently in the capitol city there have been several wrecks that had vans full of illegal aliens that wrecked on our roads. Trafficing in humans is just plain wrong.|