Government of Abia creates call lines, warns parents to be vigilant in the face of child theft

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In response to two separate cases of child theft in the state of Abia, the ministry of women’s affairs and poverty alleviation has issued a statement urging parents to keep a closer eye on their children.

Eight children, all from separate families, were abducted in Umuahia within a span of three weeks, according to the GODZGENERALBLOG

The ministry expressed concern about the recent rise in child theft in a press release that was made public by Mrs. Ngozi Blessing Felix, the Abia State commissioner for women affairs and poverty alleviation.

When it came to managing their children, especially when entrusting them to others, the ministry urged parents and guardians to exercise greater caution.

The commissioner emphasized the importance of the public being alert and reporting suspicious individuals or those seen with multiple children at odd hours to the police or the ministry’s complaint desk. The commissioner also provided contact numbers for the public to use: 08130737970, 07031301431 and 0818390314.

According to Mr. Paul Igwebuike, the commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Abia State, residents of Abia can rest easy this holiday season because the state has deployed more motorized patrols.

The NSCDC, Abia State Command has assessed available intelligence towards securing lives and property, according to the Commandant, who made the statement following a vital quarterly management meeting of the Corps in Umuahia.

“I have ordered the swift deployment of staff to key areas throughout the state, paying particular attention to venues for entertainment and gatherings, parking lots, marketplaces, shopping centers, and other potential hotspots,” Igwebuike declared.

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