Rivers State Response Team on Violence Against Women says it has rescued from the street of Port Harcourt three under aged children suspected to have been stolen from their communities in Delta State by yet to be identified women.
The children rescued are: Gift Itila, aged 6 from Oginigbo in Delta State, Jennifer Morrison aged 13 whose father hails from Otutuama LGA and mother from Oginigbo in Delta State and Happy-Girl Uduaran aged 13 years old girl, a pupil of Ahladja private school, Delta State.
Coordinator of the Response Team and Chairman, Rivers indigenous NGOs and Civil Society Network (RINGOCS), Tombari Dumka-Kole disclosed the recovery of the children while speaking in Port Harcourt.
Dumka-Kote said efforts to trace the aunty who brought them to Port Harcourt and abandoned them yielded no positive result and called on the members of the public who have any information about the aunty and the communities they come from to contact the team/police to have them reunited with their family members.
The team while commending the efforts of the Special Area Police Division Rumuodomaya for their contributions over the rescued children, warned parents to take care of the security and safety of their children to prevent them from being stolen for trafficking.
Also speaking, Queeneth Igbara, Programme Officer, Centre for Justice, Empowerment & Development (C4J) said the recovered children had revealed that they were picked up by the unknown aunty who promised to help them at Okpakpa community in Delta State, and dumped them in Port Harcourt after the claimed ‘mother’ of the said woman rejected them for reasons they could not disclose.