Who is stealing children in Adamawa?

There is frequent disappearance of children in Adamawa, in northeast Nigeria, and the police are raising alarm. 

On Saturday, the Police Command said it had received several reports on missing children and it advised parents to be more vigilant.

In a statement by the Command's spokesman, Habibu Musa, the police highlighted the need for parents to monitor the movement of their children and those they relate with.

The statement described the situation as “worrisome and disturbing,” but said the Command had deployed its personnel to track and apprehend the perpetrators.

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"The Adamawa Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that, incessant stealing of children by unknown persons is on the increase in the state.

"The Command, therefore, advise parents to be security conscious and be watchful of the movement of their children and whom they relate with.

"Also those that convey your children to schools to and fro should be equally identified by the school authorities,” the statement read.

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The command further advised parents to warn their children against taking free rides and receiving gift from unknown persons.

Adamawa is one of the states that Boko Haram had perpetrated acts of terror.

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