- Two children aged 3 and 4, are reunited with their parents after being rescued from their abductors by the DSS
- A woman whose name is simply given as Aghata and two other accomplices, Moses and Samson have been arrested in connection with the abduction of the children
- The DSS also arrests three suspected child traffickers in Enugu, Anambra and Lagos states respectively
Two children who were abducted from Kebbi state on February 16, 2016, have been rescued by the personnel of the Department of State Service (DSS).
Daily Trust reports that the children aged 3 and 4, were reunited with their parents on Sunday, December 1.
Some suspects connected with the abductions including a woman whose name was simply given as Aghata and two other accomplices, Moses and Samson have been arrested over the incident.
The DSS also arrested three suspected child traffickers were in Enugu, Anambra and Lagos states respectively.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu disclosed that the suspects were arrested in connection with the abduction and sale of the two children that were earlier rescued by the DSS on November 10, 2019, in Zuru area of the state.
He stated that two more children more were recently being rescued by the DSS in Zuru area of the state
The governor said the 4-year-old boy, Silan-Laini James was stolen while playing in front of his grandfather’s home at Sha Da Wanka in Tudun Wada, Zuru local government area of Kebbi state.
He said months of investigations by the DSS following series of abductions that had taken place particularly in Zuru area of the state led to the rescue of the children.
After being reunited with her son, mother of one of the rescued children, Mercy Daniel, urged mothers to be more vigilant with their children.
Meanwhile, Barely six days after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen, the Adamawa state police command has rescued its Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Mubi north, DSP Ahijo Muhammad.
The Nation reports that the DPO was kidnapped in the northern Adamawa town of Mubi on Wednesday, November 26, by gunmen who demanded N20 million for his release.
However, a press statement from the state police issued on the morning of Sunday, December 1, however, said that the state police operation Puff Ader/Operation Farauta rescued the DPO from the hands of the abductors on Saturday night.
The press statement which was signed by the command public relations officer, Sulaiman Nguroje, said the DPO was rescued unharmed.
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