Thursday, February 11, 2021

24 expectant mothers rescued from Calabar baby factory

 “‘Operation Akpakwu” a security outfit of the Cross River Government has raided a suspected baby factory in Anantigha area of Calabar South, rescuing 24 expectant ladies, 11 children. Two suspects were arrested.

The Nation

The Officer Commanding 13 Brigade Provost, Maj. Stanley Ikpeme handed the suspects over to officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on behalf of the the 13 Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Abdullahi on Wednesday in Calabar.

The official from NAPTIP, Mr Oba Jacobs, who received the victims and suspects, said the suspects would be investigated and charged to court.

Jacobs urged the public to keep an eye on their neighbours and report suspicious activities to the agency.

“As an agency, we have the mandate to arrest and prosecute. We also urge the public to assist us with useful information that would lead to the arrest of this category of people involved in this kind of racket,” he said.

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