300 Children Rescued From Human Traffickers In Kogi State

Barely two days after a certain Sunday Agbo from Benue State, was nabbed while trafficking underage children to Lagos, over 300 hundred children from the state  have been rescued from human traffickers, by the Quick Respond Group Team (QRP) of Nigeria Army in along Itobe-Ajaokuta and Okene road in Kogi State.
Parading the suspects and the children at the Weekend, the State Army Commandant, Major General Alphonsus Chukwu, told journalists that the vehicles trafficking the children was intercepted along Itope – Ajaokuta – Lagos road, by the Quick Response Group (QRG) of the command during a stop and search Operation.

According to him, the children who are between ages 10 and 15, while older ones were above 18, were heading  to the western states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti, to seek holiday’s jobs. They were however not coherent in their explanations.

Major General Alphonsus said it was shocking when buses were arrested with well over 300 children heading for the same destination, describing it as unfortunate.One of the officers who spoke to DailyPost under the condition of anonymity, said  they stop the buses when they discovered that the vehicle were carry many children.

It would be recalled that on Friday one Mr. Sunday Agbo, was arrested with 10 children by the task force along the same route. Mr Sunday during interrogation, had  confessed to have been trafficking children close to a decade and that he was an agent to one woman in Lagos.

He said he was trafficking the children  with the consent of their parents, who are being paid N5, 00 per child, with the promise of helping them secure job as a maid in Lagos and other states.