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Security officials bust Abia baby factory

20 June 2013, 09:00

Abuja - State Security Service (SSS) officials on Wednesday rescued 16 pregnant women and arrested a suspect after a raid in an illegal baby centre in Aba.

The women rescued form the Cross Foundation International, as the baby factory located in the Abia State is known, are aged between 17 and 37.

SSS Director, Matthew Obodoechi, expressed great concern at the escalating problem in Abia state and other parts of the South East.

“It is another kind of kidnapping where babies are snatched at point of birth and sold. It is a big shame, a big problem and it all boils down to the kind of values we have in the society today, life is not valued”, Obodoechi lamented.

He said some members of society were masquerading as non-governmental organisations to perpetrate various forms of illegal activities.

“Those hiding under the cover of non-governmental organisations to perpetrate modern form of slave trade are warned to abstain from such illegalities as security agencies will stop at nothing but to ensure that they are apprehended and prosecuted,” Obodoechi said.

Baby factories are location where girls are deliberately encouraged or forced to become pregnant and give up their newborns for sale.

Some poverty-stricken women have stated they voluntarily worked at baby factories, motivated by the prospect of monetary gain.

The children are mostly sold for adoption or into prostitution.

- CAJ News


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