A child kidnapping and trafficking syndicate has been busted in Imo State.
A syndicate that specializes in kidnapping little children and selling them off has been smashed by operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Imo State Police Command, just as two suspects have been arrested.
According to reports, the suspects, Kelechi Nwogu and Ebuka Ibe, were arrested following a distress call by a resident of the state.
While briefing journalist on the arrest, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Austin Evbakhavbokum, said suspects had abducted two siblings, Chukwuma Ezeribe (4 years) and Chigozie Ezeribe ( 3 years), while they were returning from school at Amazu Amato, in the Orsu local government area.
"The two victims were being conveyed by the suspects to a prospective buyer before policemen chased and arrested them.
When a search was conducted in the house of one of the suspects, Ebuka Ibe, the following exhibits were recovered: One locally-made revolver pistol with one round of live ammunition, one locally-made shotgun, one locally-made single-barrelled gun and two big iron cutters."