Police intercepts two trucks conveying 145 trafficked male Children

by on January 18, 2017
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.

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