Lagos - The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund says that up to 60 percent of Children in Nigeria have either been exposed to or experienced violence before the age of 18, Punch reports.
The international agency praised the Bayelsa State government in a released statement, for the domestication of the National Child's Right Law.
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A national survey by the National Population Commission said that six out of ten children suffer from violence, being either physical or sexually.
After these findings were released, President Muhammadu Buhari intermediately launched the Year of Action to End Violence Against Children, which encouraged all states to strengthen laws to protect the rights of children.
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