The Anambra State Police Command has handover two children, who were kidnapped in Gombe but rescued in Anambra, to their parents
Mustapha Abdulazeez, 2, and Musa Yusuf, 3, were on October 20 stolen by a three-child stealing syndicate and brought to the popular Tanzan junction area of Onitsha, Anambra State.
They spent 20 days in the kidnappers’ den.
One of the parents, Abdulaziz Suleman, who is a tailor, explained to newsmen how the children were stolen.
“Our children were playing in their compound when they were kidnapped,” Suleman, a tailor, said when the abductors were paraded
“One of our neighbours alerted us after he saw the pictures of the boys on Facebook where they were rescued in Anambra.
“As soon as we confirmed they were our children, we quickly rushed down to the state to reclaim our children. When the children saw us they jumped and ran to us.”
Police spokesperson, Haurana Mohammed, who paraded the suspects, said the children were rescued through an intelligent network of security operatives in the state.
“It would be recalled that on the 22/10/2019 at about 10:45am, following intelligence report Police detectives attached to Anambra State Command arrested three female suspects at Nkpor market/Tarzan junction in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the children were stolen from Gombe by one Blessing Musa ‘f” on the 20/10/2019 and brought to her accomplices in Anambra State.
“Following the Public announcement by the Command on the 27/10/2019, parents of the two kids from Gombe State came to Awka and identified their children.
“They also revealed their names as Walid Yusuf aged 3 years and Mustapha Abdulaziz aged 2 years respectively.”