24 babies, four pregnant girls freed from Nigerian ‘baby factory’

24 babies, four pregnant girls freed from Nigerian ‘baby factory’

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24 babies and four pregnant girls have been set free from a ‘baby factory in River State where the abducted women were allegedly raped repeatedly.

PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN

The victims were rescued by police operatives in the State Command on Wednesday in Port Harcourt.

The Commissioner of police, Mustapha Dandaura, 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.

He also said that investigation has began 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”.

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

He explained that a majority of the victims were brought to the baby factory with promises of domestic work which turns out to be a scam.

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