- Some kidnapped children have been recovered in Anambra and Enugu states respectively
- According to Kano state government, the children have been identified by their parents
- Nigerians as usual on social media have reacted to the latest development
In what will surprise many Nigerians, some children who were kidnapped in Kano state have been discovered in Anambra and Enugu states.
This was revealed by Kano state government, on Monday, January 11, through the state’s commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba.
He also confirmed that parents of the children have already identified their kids and that they will be reunited soon.
In 2019, there were reports that some syndicate kidnapped some children in Kano, changed their names and sold them off in Onitsha. Eight suspects were subsequently arrested and paraded.
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have reacted to the latest development.
Shaheed Hussaini Goni on Facebook wrote:
"Kidnapping of children is now a business in the south. This kind of business is not different from slavery. This is a true definition of insanity."
David Jimmy also wrote:
"Always trying to do everything possible to paint South-East black. We already know."
Daniel Ochuko Natufe on his part said:
"And it took you after 5years of public outcry to be able to track these kidnap ring and all you could do is rescue 7 from the said children's home. What happens to the other kids in these said children's home. This burst doesn't add up for me."
Yakubu M Tukur also wrote:
"This is unfortunate. Stealing a human being to sell in order to make money. How far can some people go to become rich. Those are the ones that use their mothers and siblings for rituals."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Geidam town in Yobe state was attacked by men suspected to be Boko Haram members with the community's district head whisked away by the insurgents.
The Boko Haram terrorists invaded the community on Wednesday, January 6, and started shooting sporadically, causing pandemonium.
A witness told the publication that shops and stores in the town were broken into with food items and other provisions stocked looted before they were set ablaze.
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