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2 arrested for baby trafficking


Two women has been arrested by the Special Military Task force for allegedly trafficking a four days old baby.

The suspects identified as Doris Egbufurum, 39; and Esther James, 40 were said to have been arrested with the baby at Babale Gwam checkpoint, a boundary between Plateau and Bauchi states.

The Commander of Sector 1, Colonel Musa Etsu-Ndagi, said the suspects were arrested around 7:15 pm on monday at the units checkpoint after the duo boarded a public transport.

He said, “A passenger in the vehicle raised the alarm that she suspected that the baby with the two women was stolen because neither of them appeared to be her mother. The troops arrested them and investigation revealed that they bought the baby girl from one Mr. Abuna in Bauchi State for N300,000.”

Etsu-Ndagi said the OPSH was making efforts to hand over the baby to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, an agency of the Federal Ministry of Justice

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