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Child trafficking syndicate arrested as police rescues two-year-old

Police operatives attached to the Kaduna State Police Command have successfully apprehended a notorious child trafficking syndicate operating within the state.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the feat was achieved pm the 24th of March 2024 at about 11 am the operation embacked by the command resulted in the rescue of one victim, identified as Zainab Abdulhameed, aged 2 years.

According to the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Mansir Hassan explained that the syndicate members, apprehended in the operation, confessed to their involvement in the heinous crime. The individuals arrested include Shehu Sani (40 yrs), residing in U/Rimi Kaduna; Tskan Isiaku (43 yrs), also residing in U/Rimi Kaduna; Angela Onazu (44 yrs), residing in Sabo Kaduna and Hafsat Hussaini (24 yrs), residing in U/Rimi Kaduna.”

He explained further that “the modus operandi of the syndicate involved targeting underage children who are alone on the streets or running errands.
Therefore, parents and guardians should remain vigilant and mindful of the whereabouts of their children or wards. The recent arrest highlights the sobering reality of the dangers faced by children when left unsupervised, even for a brief moment. By staying informed and actively involved in their children’s lives, parents and guardians can play a crucial role in safeguarding them from potential harm.”

“CP Ali Audu Dabigi PSC commended the diligent efforts of the police operatives involved in the operation and reaffirmed the Command’s commitment to partnering with communities to ensure the safety and security of all residents, particularly the most vulnerable members of society. Together, through increased vigilance and cooperation, we can build a safer environment for our children to thrive,” he added.

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