A little boy needs assistance to find his parents,The boy was found all alone in front of a mall in Abuja.He was taken to police station where his photo was taken and shared on social media platforms,A little boy has been found all alone in Abuja. The boy currently needs assistance to find his parents or family members.
This little boy was found alone in front of Efab Mall. Please kindly rebroadcast to help us locate his family. Cc @is_salsu @AbdulMahmud01 pic.twitter.com/7If7NVeVfP
— Whistle Blower ? (@ThePiper007) January 25, 2019
The boy’s photo was shared by Twitter user identified as Whistle Blower. It was gathered that the little boy was found alone in front of a mall in Abuja.In the photo shared, it could be seen that the boy who was dressed in a colorful t-shirt, had been taken to the police station where his photo was taken and shared on Twitter.The tweet read: “This little boy was found alone in front of Efab Mall. Please kindly rebroadcast to help us locate his family. Cc @is_salsu @AbdulMahmud01.”k,
It was once considered a rare occurrence. But the number of ‘street children’ is growing at an alarming rate. Referring to children living or working on the streets, UNICEF says the exact number of street children is unknown. However, some estimates have placed the figure as high as 100 million globally. With the increase in global population, the number is likely to increase.
According to Street Child, a United Kingdom-based charity, 1.3 million children have been forced to flee their homes from conflicts in the north-eastern region of Nigeria. The region, which is the epicentre of Boko Haram’s almost decade-long insurgency, continues to be devastated, endangering the lives of millions of children, women and their families.
Children under 15 years of age account for 45 percent of Nigeria’s population of 182 million people. The total number of out-of-school children in Nigeria remains at 10.5 million. According to the United Nations Children Fund, this represents the highest number of children in the world who cannot go to school. And 60 percent of those children are in northern Nigeria. Nothing can underscore more the overwhelming burden on the Nigerian educational sector.