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The violent cases against children in Nigeria increased by 5% between 2016 and 2021 according to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) developed by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

According to the survey, 90% of children between the ages of 1 to 14 have experienced at least one form of violent discipline by caregivers in 2021 which was 85% in 2016.

The survey published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday also revealed that the highest levels of these violent cases were recorded in Cross River and Imo states with 99%. The lowest level of violent discipline was registered in Sokoto state with 62%.

Source: Vanguard