About 300 children have been rescued from human traffickers by the Nigeria Army on the Itobe-Ajaokuta-Okene road on Saturday. These children, who were between ages 10 and 15, with some adults, were heading to the western states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti in quest of menial jobs.
Meanwhile, last Friday, one Mr Sunday Agbo, from Benue State, was arrested by the task force with 10 children.
According to the Nigeria Tribune, the suspect confessed to being in
the trade for close to a decade, revealing that it was done with the
consent of the children’s parents who were paid N5,000 per child with
the promise of helping them to secure jobs as maids in Lagos and other
Why would any woman who went through pregnancy and delivery sell her child for a token fee of 5000 naira...is it poverty or what? In this age where many are searching and expecting a child after years of marriage...Heaven help us