Police Nabs Child Traffickers in Niger State

Channels Television  
Updated January 30, 2013

The Police in Niger State on Tuesday arrested two suspected child traffickers along the ever busy Kontagora Yauri road.

The suspects, Shehu Jubril and Salisu Rabiu were in possession of twenty one children, aged between 12 and 15 years, who could not establish their relationship with the men or tell where they were heading to.

On interrogation by men of the Niger state Police command, the suspects who claimed to be relatives of the children and taking them from Jigawa to Niger state could not identify the children by their names or remember their parents’ names.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Niger state Command, Pius Edobor noted that what raise the curiosity of the Police team on a regular patrol on the road was the inability of the suspects to give satisfactory accounts of where they got the children from.

The Police spokesman also revealed that on questioning, the children could not state their mission to Niger state and also deny any relationship with the suspects.

The suspects are currently being detained at the Criminals Investigation Department of the Niger state police command.