Four children have been abducted in Amako community in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State.
The children identified as Jemine Divine, 4, Jemine Isaiah, 2, Ugwuegbu Victor, 2, and Ugwuegbu Success, 4, were abducted by two new female tenants on Saturday, 27 May, 2023.
A source in the community said the children were playing at their house in Amako alongside other minors when the women, who had moved in on Friday, May 26, told the kids to follow them to a barbing salon to cut their hair.
The women took the children away and never returned.
Two of the four abducted children belong to one Mrs. Chinasa while the other two are her elder sister’s children.
The mother of the kids on returning from the market searched for her children but couldn’t find them. She immediately went to the police station to make a report.
She said that the women moved into the room on Friday, May 26, 2023 and she doesn’t know their names.
Meanwhile, an indigene of Amako community who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the Nigerian Tribune that the local vigilante group had arrested the house agent who brought the women as well as the landlord but they claimed not to know the whereabouts of the women.
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Henry Okoye, who confirmed the incident on Friday, June 2, said investigation is ongoing.
LIB earlier reported that a similar incident happened in Abuja community.