Metro Cross River Police Bust Child kidnapping Syndicate in Calabar



The police command in Cross River said on Wednesday that it had arrested seven persons comprising two women and five men, who specialised in child kidnapping and trafficking.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police in-charge of Criminal Investigation in the command, Mr Ganiyu Salami, said in Calabar that the command also rescued two children.

Salami said two suspects, who specialised in defiling under-aged girls and two members of another kidnap syndicate were also arrested by the command.

He said the suspects had confessed to the crime, adding that they would be arraigned soon.

He said two of the suspects were arrested after snatching a nine-year-old child from her mother at Army Junction, Calabar, on May 5.

The assistant commissioner also said that two others were arrested for conniving to steal a three-year-old boy in Calabar South Local Government Area.

He said the suspects were arrested following information from members of the public, adding that another female accomplice was still at large.

He said the rescued children had rejoined their parents.

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