Child Trafficking in Nigeria was intercepted by the Joint Task Force (JTF) Lokoja, Kogi, on Sunday with 20 vehicles transporting over 103 children.
Child Trafficking in Lokoja, Kogi
JTF Commander Lt-Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi, made this known to journalists in Lokoja on Sunday.
Olorunyomi, said that 103 of the passengers were children with ages between 3 and 16 years, while 79 others were 19 to 53 years.
He said that preliminary investigations revealed that the vehicles were conveying the passengers from different communities in Benue, Cross Rivers and Kogi.
Also speaking to journalists at the briefing, Commander of Army Records, Maj-Gen, Alphonsus Chukwu, said that the children might be victims of child trafficking.
He said that initial interrogations revealed that the children would be received at their destinations by some yet-to-be-identified persons, who would then pay their transport fares to the drivers.
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