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24 babies, four pregnant girls rescued in Rivers ‘baby factory’

24 babies, four pregnant girls rescued in Rivers ‘baby factory’
February 27
10:10 2020

The Rivers state police command says it rescued 24 babies and four pregnant girls from a baby factory in the state.

Speaking on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Mustapha Dandaura, the commissioner of police, said the factory was uncovered during a covert operation into the activities of the centre.

Represented by Nnamdi Omoni, the command spokesperson, Dandaura said the eagle crack unit of the command raided the facility on Tuesday.

He said the babies, between one and two years of age, looked frail and malnourished and are receiving treatment at a medical centre.

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The commissioner said investigations have commenced to unravel the people behind the centre.

“The men of the Eagle Crack Unit, in a covert operation yesterday (Tuesday), around 3.00pm, burst a child trafficking syndicate at Woji in Port Harcourt, where 24 babies between the ages of one and two; and four pregnant teenagers were rescued,” he said.

“The babies and pregnant teenagers, who are frail and malnourished, are currently receiving medical attention at the police clinic, while investigation is still on with a view to making more recoveries and bringing the masterminds to justice.

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“The command is hereby appealing to the public, particularly residents of the state whose babies are missing to come forward for identification and collection.”

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