Bauchi government reunites trafficked children with their families

Bauchi government reunites trafficked children with their families

The Bauchi State Government has successfully reunited seven children rescued from a child trafficking syndicate operating in Kano State with their families.

The children, who were reportedly sold for 2.8 million naira, were victims of a criminal gang that steals and traffics children from the northern regions of the country to the south.

Acting on a tip, the Nigerian Police have busted a child trafficking syndicate in Kano State and arrested gang members.

Kano State Police Commissioner Mohammed Gumel, who paraded the members of the syndicate, shed further light on the scope of their criminal activities.

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed received the rescued children from the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Auwal Muhammad, and handed them over to their parents.

The governor stressed the need to eradicate such barbaric practices and expressed concern that such criminal acts could lead to suspicion and distrust among different communities in Nigeria.

The governor condemned the stealing, selling, and forcibly changing linguistic and religious identities of children for financial gain.

“If this barbaric act is not nipped in the bud, it could lead to suspicion and mistrust among the different peoples of Nigeria. It is unacceptable to do so.

“I hope they are the only victims. I hope that many others were not mutilated or killed,” Governor Bala said.

The governor warned parents not to neglect their responsibilities towards their children.

He pledged to support security agencies by providing them with the necessary tools to effectively carry out their mandates, particularly in addressing child rights issues.

However, it was observed that some of the rescued children were no longer able to speak or understand their native language.


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