A child welfare organization, the Maltiti Child Foundation has cautioned the public to watch out for possibility of unscrupulous persons capitalizing on the COVID-19 situation to lure and kidnap children in the communities.
The Foundation cautioned that, “there could be a possibility of unscrupulous criminals who could capitalize on this dire situation to lure people especially children into kidnapping them”.
“These criminals may distribute free nose masks at vantage points in the name of humanitarian services which could usually be tainted with toxic substances that could suffocate and make victims unconscious in the shortest time, thereby create an avenue for the victim to either be robbed or kidnapped”.
In a press release copied to Diamond news, programs director at Maltiti child foundation, Ibrahim Abdallah Prince, urged the security apparatus to “be more vigilant and increase their surveillance, activate their rapid response systems in case of reports of suspicious persons and also intensify community policing especially in remote areas”.
The statement also urged individuals that might want to donate nose masks and hand sanitizers to identify themselves and do so in a coordinated manner to ensure the safety of the general public.
The Maltiti Child Foundation however commended government of Ghana, the Ghana Health service, the media and all other players for “the tremendous efforts made in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country”.
The statement also cautioned the public to religiously follow the precautionary protocols put out by the Ministry of health, Ghana health service and the World Health Organization to help curtail the spread of the Corona Virus in Ghana.
Source: Edward A. Ken-Zorre | www.diamondfmonline.com | Ghana