Plateau State Police Command yesterday said it has intercepted two trucks conveying 145 children from Bauchi and Jigawa States.
The Police made the disclosure in a press statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Tyopev Mathias Terna, made available to journalists in Jos.
Tyopev said the children, aged between four to eight years, were to be shared to Plateau, Kaduna and Nasarawa States.
It reads, “Our investigation has revealed that these children, who are all male, were to be taken to places that even coordinators of the movement did not even know.
The statement added that the Police were liaising with the state Chapter of Jama’atul Nasril Islam and other critical stakeholders to establish contact with the two state governments for the return of the children to their parents.
The statement said the police would soon charge those behind the action to court to serve as a deterrent to others.
“This trend, if not checked, will cause embarrassment to Plateau, North Central and the nation at large”, the statement added.
The police urged the public to be vigilant and report the presence of strange children in their environment while also condemning the movement of children to unknown destinations.