March 20, 2019

Arresting the trend of child kidnappings

Arresting the trend of child kidnappings

In recent months, there has been a spike in the number of kidnappings of children, a trend that was brought to media attention with the kidnap and subsequent release of the three Orekoya children.

In a bid to address the issue, Background Check International, (BCI), flags off a national awareness and sensitization seminar among working mothers in Nigeria.


The event with the theme ‘Averting the Rising Spate of Child Kidnapping in Nigeria’ also formed part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the country.

BCI believes that education can help dust off the ignorance that is making the populace fall prey to kidnappers.

The strategy is to make those that will attend the seminars go back to their workplaces and communities to enlighten them on the causes, effects and future implications kidnapping in any society.

Their expectation at the end of the event is that working mothers in Lagos would have been better educated on child kidnapping and armed with information on how to prevent their children falling victims.

Guests that are expected at the event includes the Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Her Excellency, Mrs Victoria Adejoke Orelope- Adefulire, and the mother of the 3 kids recently kidnapped and rescued, Mrs Bisi Orekoya.

Other participants expected at the event include, the Chief Executive Officer Lagos Working Moms, Mrs. Yetunde Williams, Mrs. Mary Ikoku, publisher of Workingmoms magazine while a former Deputy Director of the Department of State Security, (DSS), Mr John Aderoju, will be the keynote speaker.


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