Mongolia’s National Police Agency (NPA) on Tuesday said it had launched a month-long national campaign dubbed “Cast No Shadow” to prevent crime, especially sexual assault, against children.
NPA said it launched the programme with other relevant organisations.
“At least 160 children, mostly girls have been affected by sexual assault across the country in the first eight months of this year.
“The majority of the perpetrators of the sexual violence are people close to the victims, including their stepfathers, brothers, relatives and even biological fathers,’’ the NPA said in a statement.
According to the NPA, a total of 676 children has been sexually assaulted across the country over the past three years.
Divorce and lack of adequate parental care are said to be the main factors for sexual assault on children.
According to a Mongolian law, a man convicted of defiling a child under 14 years will be punished with 12 years to 20 years imprisonment or life sentence.
A man who is found guilty of defiling a child aged from 14 years to 18 years can be sentenced to between two years and eight years imprisonment.
Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Ijeoma Popoola
NPA expects 19 ships with petroleum products, others at Lagos port
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 19 ships, laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Sept. 23 to Oct. 3.
The NPA made this known in its “Shipping Position” publication in Lagos on Wednesday.
According to the publication, the ships are being expected at the Lagos Port Complex.
It noted that the ships contained bulk sugar, bulk wheat, base oil, container, bulk gypsum, bulk salt, general cargo, frozen fish and maize.
The NPA added that 12 ships had already arrived at the ports, waiting to berth with bulk wheat, container, petrol and general cargo.
It says 17 other ships are at the ports discharging container, bulk wheat, petrol, frozen fish, general cargo, butane gas, maize and bulk sugar.
Edited By: Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu
16 ships discharge petroleum products, food stuff at Lagos ports
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says 16 ships are discharging petroleum products and food stuff at the Lagos ports.
The NPA made this known in its publication, “Shipping Position”, on Tuesday in Lagos.
It listed the contents of the ship as general cargo, bulk wheat, petrol, frozen fish, butane gas, maize, bulk sugar and automobile gasoline.
The NPA said that 12 other ships had arrived the ports, waiting to berth with containers, bulk wheat, petrol and general cargo.
The authority said it was expecting 13 other ships with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3.
It said that the ships contained bulk wheat, bulk sugar, bulk gypsum, frozen fish, maize, bulk salt, container and general cargo.
NPA said they were expected to arrive at the Lagos port complex.
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Olagoke Olatoye
20 ships discharging petrol other items at Lagos port – NPA
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Monday said that 20 ships at the Lagos ports were discharging petroleum products and food stuff.
The NPA made this known in its publication, `Shipping Position’, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
It listed the contents of the ship as general cargo, containers, bulk wheat, petrol, frozen fish, butane gas, bulk sugar, maize, bulk salt and automobile gasoline.
It said that other 12 ships had arrived the ports, waiting to berth with containers, bulk wheat, and general cargo.
The authority said it was expecting 13 other ships with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Sept. 21 to 30.
It said that the ships contained bulk wheat, bulk sugar, petrol, bulk gypsum, frozen fish, maize, bulk salt and general cargo.
They are expected to arrive at the Lagos Port Complex.
Edited By: Wale Ojetimi
Australian, British citizen killed in Solomon Islands bomb blast
An Australian man and his British colleague were killed on Sunday night in a bomb blast in the Solomon Islands, local police said.
“We are devastated by what has happened, and for the loss of two good colleagues,” NPA’s secretary general Henriette Killi Westhrin said in a statement.
The aid agency named the men as Trent Lee (Australian) and Stephen Atkinson (British citizen).
The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the incident and urged residents in West Honiara to stay away from the area.
“We call on members of the public in the Tasahe area of West Honiara to please stay well away from the area of the incident and allow RSIPF officers to do their work as we investigate this tragic incident,” police spokesperson Clifford Tunuki said.
The NPA said it had been working on a project with the government to locate unexploded bombs.
Its activities in Solomon Islands have temporarily been put on hold.
Tunuki confirmed no RSIPF officers were present at the time of the blast, “despite the fact that we work together on the Project.”
“On behalf of the RSIPF, I wish to convey my sincere condolences to families and relatives of those two foreign nationals, who died in this tragic incident,” he added.
Edited By: Emmanuel Yashim