Four suspected members of a child trafficking syndicate that operate around the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps at North Bank and other parts of Benue State have been arrested by the Police.
The suspects are Member Friday, the kingpin’s wife and accomplice, Stephen Terungwa, Sughter Akegh and Atom Gideon.
According to the State Police Spokesperson, SP Anene Catherine, the suspects confessed to have recruited pregnant girls who gave birth to babies that were handed over to one Friday, the kingpin who has been on the run. They were paid N150,000 for each pregnancy that was delivered.
“One child that was earlier reported missing by his parents at Daudu Police Division was also rescued from the house of the said kingpin,” he said.
The Police appealed to parents to ensure that their children and wards were always in safe places, especially during the holidays.
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