Police arrest 3 suspected child traffickers in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested three women suspected to be “specialists” in child trafficking.

Haruna Mohammed, the Public Relation Officer of the command, disclosed this on Sunday in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi.

He said the suspects were arrested by detectives of the command on March 25.

Mr. Mohammed said one of the suspects from Plateau was arrested for selling a 17-month-old baby to a woman from Imo State at the cost of N200,000.

He also said the woman also sold a 14-month-old-baby to another woman, who hailed from Benue, at the cost of N80,000.

He said that the two babies have been recovered.

Mr. Mohammed said that the mother of one of the babies, Fauziya Adamu, has been identified by the police while efforts were being made to trace the mother of the other child.

The spokesman said that the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.