Police recover stolen six-month-old baby in Niger


The Niger State Police Command has recovered a six-month-old baby, Chinedu Samson, allegedly taken away by a yet-to-be-identified person from his mother’s shop at Kure Market, Minna, the state capital, on Sunday.

It was learnt that the baby’s mother reported the case yesterday, July 25, 2023, at GRA Division in Minna.

A statement signed by the Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said the case was transferred to SCID Minna while the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command swung into action and commenced investigation with the aid of technical intelligence.

He disclosed: “Fortunately, today being July 26, 2023, at about 12:30 pm, due to sustained pressure and close monitoring, the baby was found abandoned at an erosion ditch, close to Gauraka Primary School in the Gauraka area of Tafa LGA.

“The baby was taken to a nearby hospital for a medical examination and confirmed to be in good health. He has been reunited with the family.”

He also stated that efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing perpetrator of the crime.

The statement then enjoined parents and guardians to be more careful and security conscious and especially avoid entrusting their children to strangers.

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