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15 trafficked children reunited with their parents in Niger

15 children who were victims of trafficking have been reunited with their parents by the Federal Capital Authority (FCT) Police Command.

This was contained in a statement released by the police public relations officer in the state, ASP Yusuf Mariam.

The PPRO said the children between the ages of 2-13 years were deceptively taken from their parents in Lapai, Niger State in February 2020, by one Emmanuel Abraham and Nkechi Udoh, under the pretext of providing them education.

Further investigation revealed that Abraham, 30, and Udoh, 53, gave out the children to different people. The suspects were arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the investigation.

“In view of the above, the Command is appealing to parents to be extremely conscious of the safety and movement of their children at all times.” ASP Mariam said.

“We enjoin residents to remain calm, law-abiding, comply with all COVID-19 regulations and reiterate our unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and property within the FCT.

“The command employs residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883. To report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) Line: 090222”

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