Enugu State police command have arrested a notorious kidnapping ring that specialized in abducting children from schools located in the six local government councils in Enugu east senatorial zone and whisking them away to neighbouring states for sale.
According to reports, the ladies identified as Nkeiruka Odo from Imilike Agu village in Udenu council area of Enugu State and Precious Chukwuemeka Chineneye from Aguleri, Anambra State had been terrorizing residents with their nefarious attitude.
The ladies were said to have enticed children with dresses, Biscuits, Chin-Chin, and Candies among others.
Last month the kidnappers had abducted a little boy identified as Ugwu Levi Chiagozie from a Nursery school located in Imilike Ani, Udenu and whisked him away to Anambra State where they had sold him to a nurse.
They met their Waterloo on Monday after they were arrested when they attempted to abduct a child at a certain Primary school located at Imilike Ani, Udenu area.
Ebere Amaraizu, Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu State, confirmed the development and stated that the arrest followed intelligence received on the activities of the syndicate.
“Following their arrest, suspects had revealed how they carried out abduction of a 4-year old school boy identified as one Ugwu Levi Chiagozie from another Nusery/Primary school also located at Imilike Ani in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State last month, which they handed over to a nurse in Anambra State for sale.
Recovered from the suspects are children’s dresses, Biscuits, Chin-Chin, Candies and other items that can be used to entice little children”, he stated. He said the police have commenced full-scale investigations into the incident. He therefore called on members of the public, especially parents and guardians to be vigilant and security conscious on their children and wards to avoid falling into the hands of the mischief-makers.
Amaraizu further advised members of the public to report promptly any suspicious movement around their environment to Enugu State police command through the following distress call numbers 08032003702,08075390883,08086671202 and 08098880172 or through the command social media platforms.