Akande said, “Government needs to do as much as possible to end the war which is a precursor to violations of children.

“Those in the IDP camps should be taken care of by ensuring the provision of social amenities like drinking water, proper shelter and access to education.”

Also, a Consultant Family Physician at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Dr. Olujimi Sodipo, also said the government should ensure the implementation of the Child Rights Act.

“The government needs to ensure the Child Rights Act is implemented in all the states in the country, and come up with policies that can protect the children against violation of their rights,” Sodipo said.