Nine children who were kidnapped in Kano State and trafficked to Onitsha for child slavery have been found.
“A syndicate perpetuating this heinous act was busted and Eight (8) suspects that specialized in kidnapping, concealment and keeping in confinement kidnapped persons, buying and selling of minors and trafficking in persons were tracked and arrested.
The children were first shaved, renamed, converted to Christianity and then sold off either for adoption or “child slavery”.
While advising parents to be vigilant, a security source said a number of similar syndicates are operating in the state.
“Parents should be very watchful and avoid what will leave them in perpetual agony. The kidnappers are on the prowl. They will just kidnap today, board luxurious bus the next day and sell off children for slavery,” he said.