Bauchi State Government has declared that anyone arrested for kidnapping in the state will be sentenced to life imprisonment.
This is contained in the newly amended law, enacted by the State House of Assembly.
The government says the increase in cases of kidnapping led to the promulgation of stiffer penalty for offenders.
Statistics from the state government showed that from 2016 till date, over 100 suspected kidnappers have been arrested in Bauchi Atate alone.
On child abuse, various reports by global, regional or national organizations on child development and rights ,paint a grim picture of the life of Nigerian child
Weather as casualties of war, out of school, neglect, emotionally or sexually abused, the Nigerian child has gradually become endangered despite several laws protecting them.
While Lagos State leads by example to implement various child protect laws, there are challenges the state domestic and sexual violence response team seeks to overcome.