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FCT police rescue 5 Sokoto kids, arrest two women for child trafficking

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FCT police rescue 5 Sokoto kids, arrest two women for child trafficking

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Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command on Saturday arrested two women in possession of five children suspected to have been trafficked from Sokoto State.

The command’s public relations officer, Josephine Adeh, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igweh.

The police spokesperson said, “The operatives of the FCT Police Command on April 27, 2024, at about 8:00 p.m., arrested two female suspects, Kulu Dogonyaro and Elizabeth Ojah, in connection to the trafficking of five children. The suspects who attempted to escape arrest from Sokoto police operatives were intercepted and arrested by FCT police operatives at Kagini junction, Abuja, while suspiciously conveying five children into the Federal Capital Territory

“The FCT police command, in the spirit of oneness, have now handed the suspects and victims over to the Sokoto State police command for further investigation and onward prosecution.’’

She noted that the police commissioner urged parents to pay attention to their wards, reaffirming his commitment to ensuring the safety of FCT residents.

The commissioner also called on residents “to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines in reporting suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, and 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.”