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Following the arrest of an alleged child Trafficker in the state yesterday by the state police command, the Taraba State Governor Arch. Dickson Darious Ishaku has expressed shock and deep concern over the development.

Governor Dickson Darius Ishaku described children as a special gift from God who deserve special care and love from the society devoid of any form of abuse or illegal separation from their immediate families as seen in the case of those innocent children.

His Excellency has therefore, extended his sympathy to the affected parents and assured that government will stand firm in fighting this unwholesome abuse of child right in the state.

He also advised parents and the general public to be more vigilant and report any suspicious activities involving children or groups of children in transit to the police.

Meanwhile, the Governor has appealed to the parents of the 17 rescued children or anyone who has lost his child recently to come to Jalingo and contact the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Development for verification and claim of his or her ward.

Below is the list of the rescue children

  1. Daniel Bello                              Male            9yrs
  2. Masiru Nekan                          Male            9Yrs
  3. Shagari Danjuma                     Male           8Yrs
  4. Musa Yakubu                          Male            8Yrs
  5. Dickson Tishi                          Male            7Yrs
  6. Rabo Edam                              Female        8Yrs
  7. Ma Idi                                      Female        6Yrs
  8. Oliver Jimmy                         Male             6Yrs
  9. Sunday Adamu                       Male             8Yrs
  10. Abednego Allahaji                   Male            6Yrs
  11. Yahaya Bitrus                          Male            6Yrs
  12. Blessing Lucky                         Female        6Yrs
  13. Vilter Stephen                          Female        5Yrs
  14. Blessing John                            Female        5Yrs
  15. Obadiah Sabo                            Male            5Yrs
  16. Farida Danladi                           Female        5Yrs
  17. Makambe Lowmb                     Female        4Yrs

Audu Mijinyawa

For: Chief Press Secretary to the Governor