The Ebonyi State Police Command says it has rescued over 26 abducted children from their abductors.
The state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, made this known on Monday in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, at a meeting with media practitioners on ethical reporting and advocacy to eliminate violence against women and girls.
Garba, who was represented by Loveth Okimor Ogbouanya of the police gender desk, said the children were abducted in Ebonyi and sold in various states of the federation.
He said: “We have recovered 20 children who were sold in other states of the federation but this year we recovered six from traffickers.
“It is worrisome that it is the children of the poor that are usually affected. In most cases, they are told to withdraw the case from the police and that they will be given money. I will make sure that the matter goes to court.”
The commissioner said the police command through the gender desk office has been touring local government areas of the state to ensure that violence against women and girls as well as child trafficking is totally eliminated in Ebonyi.