Oyo records 17 child abuse cases in two months

SEVENTEEN child abuse cases were reported in Oyo State between March and June, 2020, with victims’s age ranging from one to 17.

Chairman of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion’s Rapid Response Team on Sexual, Gender-Based Violence and Child Abuse, Pastor Marcus Williams provided the figures while presenting his report on activities of the team in the last three months of its inauguration, at the conference room of the Ministry on Thursday.

The presentation analysed cases reported, swift responses, rescue, protection, care, maximum support and alternative shelter provided by the team to survivors, among other interventions.

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