The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Abia State command, has rescued three children (two female and one male of ages between 10 and 11), from the hands of kidnappers and ritualists in Abia state.
The victims whose names were not disclosed were rescued around Aba and Obingwa area of the state following a tip off.
According to the command, the suspects were believed to have entered the state through neighboring states of Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River with their collaborators in Abia State, disguising as scavengers.
The State Commandant, Walter Akubiro Chika, who spoke through the Corps’ Public Relations Officer, Uchenwa Oliver, disclosed that the criminals often disguised as scavengers at refuse dump sites at Aba and Obi-Ngwa areas of the state to execute their criminal act.
“They mesmerized teenagers coming to dump refuse in the areas, tie them with iron binders in an uncompleted building within the areas in anticipation of ransoms from their would-be buyers”, he said.
The state commandant lamenting the rate of such cases in the state and appealed to the general public, particularly parents, to be watchful of their children, especially when they send them on errands.