Senate tasks Police on rescuing 36 trafficked FCT children 


The Senate Thursday urged the Police  to rescue 36 children allegedly  abducted  and trafficked out of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It also asked the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)  to put mechanisms in place to check trafficking of children across the country.

The resolutions of the upper chamber were sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Ireti Kingibe (LP FCT, Abuja ) to that effect.

Senator Kingibe in her motion said four children out of 40 were so far recovered from one Success Nwakwo.

She said: “On February 18, 2024, a complaint alleging illicit activities bordering on steal and abduction and trafficking of children perpetrated by one madam Success Nwako of the Gwagwalda, Kwali, and Kuje area councils was addressed to me in a letter forwarded by the Missing Children Parents Association (MCPA), a NGO based in Gwagwalada area council.

“It was alleged that the ugly menace started in the wake of 2018 and continued unabated to date in spite of relentless efforts to stem the tide of this ugly scenario.

“On the 4th of January, 2024, madam Success was apprehended by the police with the help of a vigilante group along the Gwagwalada Expressway with two abducted children.

“Upon investigation by the police, it was unraveled that the abduction and stealing of children were carried out by a syndicate and this led to the arrest of three accomplices while others are at large. 

“Only four out of 40 alleged to be abducted have been rescued.”

The motion was adopted by the Senate after it was put to voice  vote by the Deputy Senate President, Jibrin Barau.