Four suspected human traffickers have been arrested by the Nigerian Army who
rescued 69 children in the Federal Capital Territory
The 69 children who were being taken to an unknown area, have been handed over to the National Agency for Prohibition in Trafficking Persons and other related offences, NAPTIP, in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, for further investigation, while the suspects were taken into police custody.
The Guards Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Yusuf Musa, who confirmed the development in Abuja, said the victims, whose ages ranged between six and 10 years, were intercepted at a military checkpoint in Masaka by the 177 Guards Battalion, Keffi.
Speaking on the development, Commanding Officer, 177, Lt. Col. Garba Muhammed, said: “The suspect claimed he was taking the children to a Quranic school, but we asked him further questions, which he could not satisfactorily answer.