Police Arrests Shehu Sani, 3 Others Over Alleged Child Trafficking In Kaduna

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By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna

The Nigeria Police Force, (NPF) Kaduna State Command, has arrested four people over alleged child trafficking.

They are a 40-year old, Shehu Sani, Tskan Isiaku 43, Hafsat Hussaini 24, all living in Ungwan Rimi Kaduna, and one Angela Onazu from Sabon Tasha, in Chikun Local Government Area of the state for child trafficking.

The arrest is coming barely 24-hrs after the Force Command announced the arrest of one fake soldier, identified as Ya’u Ja’afar who was involved in criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and extortion in the state.

A statement issued in Kaduna yesterday, the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Kaduna State Command ASP Mansur Hassan, disclosed that the operation resulted in the rescue of a 2-year old Zainab, adding that the apprehended syndicate confessed to their involvement in the heinous crime.

According to the statement, “The Kaduna State Police Command, under the astute leadership of CP Ali Audu Dabigi PSC, has achieved a significant breakthrough in combating child trafficking. On the 24th of March 2024 at about 1100 hrs, based on intelligence reports, police operatives successfully apprehended a notorious child trafficking syndicate operating within the state.”

It said that the modus operandi of the syndicate involved targeting underage children who are alone on the streets or running errands and advised parents and guardians to remain vigilant and mindful of the whereabouts of their children or wards.

The recent arrest it explained, highlights the sobering reality of the dangers faced by children when left unsupervised, even for a brief moment, stressing that by staying informed and actively involved in their children’s lives, parents and guardians can play a crucial role in safeguarding them from potential harm.

The Commissioner of Police, Ali Audu Dabigi, commended the diligent efforts of the police operatives involved in the operation and reaffirms the command’s commitment to partnering with communities to ensure the safety and security of all residents, particularly the most vulnerable members of society.

He added that together, through increased vigilance and cooperation, the people could build a safer environment for our children to thrive.

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