• Crime - Adamawa
  • Updated: April 27, 2022

Four Persons In Police Net For Trafficking 24 Children In Adamawa

Four Persons In Police Net For Trafficking 24 Children In Ad

Four suspects linked to the trafficking of 24 children in Adamawa state have been arrested.

Adamawa Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed this on Tuesday in Yola, attesting to an earlier similar statement by the state commissioner of police, Sikiru Akande, who said 24 under-aged children, who were taken away from the state for child labor and other human trafficking purposes have been rescued.

According to Akande, the boys and girls, who are indigenes of Adamawa State, were taken from some villages across Madagali Local Government Area.

According to the police PRO; “The Command has arrested for suspects in connection with Trafficking of 24 under-aged children from Adamawa, and investigation is on course.

The suspects are Dakam Peter (m) 30, Nicolas Vishe (m) 29, Luka Yarima (m) 49, and Yusuf Garwa (m) 35, and all of them are indigenes of Madagali LGA,” Nguroje said.

DSP Nguroje said the force had earlier in 2020 deceived parents of the victims in a Church in Madagali, under the guise of a charity organisation.

He said that the suspects registered many children with the promise of giving them scholarships to study in some schools in Jos.

“It was after the academic calendar that one of the parents demanded to see his 10-year-old son, Aliyu Salihu.

“The suspects continued dragging the issue and refused to bring Aliyu back to his father.

“Salihu began to suspect foul play and decided to report the matter to the Police.

“After investigation, the Police, with the support of Adamawa State Government, uncovered that many children were trafficked from the area,” Nguroje said.

According to him, the suspects confessed to have sold out many children to some people in Plateau, Imo , Enugu and Kaduna states among others.

He said the investigation is on course and the command is making progress in recovering other children, though the birth names of some of them had been changed.

He added that the children, males and females, were between the ages of seven and 13 years.

He appealed to the public to report any suspicious activities around them to the nearest police station for prompt action.


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