Police intercept Two Trucks with 145 Children in Jos

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The Police Public Relations Officer of the Plateau State Police Command, Terna Tyopev on monday said it stopped two trucks conveying 145 children from Bauchi and Jigawa States.

According to Tyopev, the children whose ages are between four and eight years, “were to be shared to Plateau, Kaduna and Nasarawa States,” adding that “our investigation has revealed that these children, who are all male, were to be taken to places that even coordinators of the movement did not even know.”

He went further to say that the police are working together with the Plateau chapter of Jama’atu Nasril Islam and other critical stakeholders, to establish contact with the two state governments of Bauchi and Jigawa in for the return of the children to their parents.

He promised that the police would ensure that the perpetrators of this act are arrested and charged to court to serve as a deterrent to others.

“This trend, if not checked, will cause embarrassment to Plateau State, North-central states and the nation at large,” he added.

He urged the public to be more vigilant and report the presence of strange children in their environment. He also encouraged members of the public to continue to cooperate with the force to rid the society of such negative acts.

 

Posted by Juliet Ekwebelam (ThisDay)

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