Governor Mohammed receives 7 children trafficked from Bauchi to Kano

Governor Mohammed receives 7 children trafficked from Bauchi to Kano


Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed on Wednesday adopted seven trafficked children from Kano.

Provincial Police Commissioner Auwal Mohamed, along with top security officials, handed over the children to the governor at the Government House.

Governor Mohammed commended the Kano State Police Commissioner, Mohammed Gumel, for successfully rescuing the children stolen from Bauchi. He expressed relief that the children were rescued alive and stressed the need for effective police.

The governor pledged to provide law enforcement with the necessary tools and urged security agencies and child rights agencies to treat the situation as a wake-up call.

He also expressed gratitude to Governor Aba Yusuf of Kano State for reuniting the children with their parents and contributing financially to support them. He called on the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to intensify efforts to prevent future outbreaks and focus on Bauchi State.

He issued a stern warning: “If this barbaric act is not nipped in the bud, it may create suspicion and mistrust among different peoples of Nigeria.”

“It is unacceptable for people to be stolen, sold, or have their gynecology, linguistics, or faith changed just for money.

“I hope they're the only victims. I hope there aren't too many others mutilated or killed.”

Governor Muhammad expressed concern for the victims and expressed hope that these were the only cases, expressing concern that others may have suffered dismemberment or death.

In a press conference with the governor and Cabinet, the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Auwal Mohammed, highlighted the collaboration with the Kano authorities that successfully rescued the abducted children.

He revealed that the abductions date back to around 2016, before the Bala Mohammed government, and that two more cases occurred in 2023.

Source: dailypost.ng

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