- Anambra state police command said it has rescued two stolen children in the state
- The command’s spokesperson said the children have since been reunited with their parents
- Two women arrested for stealing the children will be charged to court after investigations are concluded, the police said
Two children who were reportedly stolen in Anambra state have been rescued by the police in the state and reunited with their parents.
The police said on Monday, November 25, that the children were stolen from Enugwu Aguleri in the Anambra East local government area, according to Sahara Reporters.
The police, while handing over the kids to their parents, cautioned parents to always be conscious of the movements of their children.
The children were allegedly stolen by two women, namely Ani Chisom and Afamefuna Udodili, the police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said.
The police explained that the parents of the stolen children came to identify their kids after the development was publicly announced.
Mohammed said the suspects will be charged to court upon the conclusion of investigations.
In a related development, the kidnap of two children in Gombe and their eventual rescue in Anambra state has continued to generate reactions among Nigerians.
John Abang, the commissioner of police in Anambra, said that the two children have been reunited with their parents.
The children were kidnapped while playing along with other children in their parents’ compound.
A surge in child kidnap
While both the young and old have been victims of kidnapping in the country, there seems to be a surge in the rate of children being kidnapped or stolen recently.
A few weeks ago, Muhammad Sanusi 11, the emir of Kano, advised parents to take responsibility for the children they bring into the world, adding that the importance of child upbringing cannot be overemphasised.
His advice came on the background of nine children who were abducted in Kano and taken Anambra state.
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