Twenty-four pregnant women, 11 children have been rescued from a suspected baby factory in Calabar, Cross River State, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The rescue operation was carried out by a security outfit, Operation Akpakwu, set up by the Cross River State Government. Two suspects were arrested in the operation.
The Officer Commanding 13 Brigade Provost, Stanley Ikepeme, on Wednesday, handed over the victims and the suspects, on behalf of the 13 Brigade Commander, Mohammed Abdullahi, a brigadier-general, to the officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
Handing over the rescued victims to the officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Officer Commanding 13 Brigade Provost of the Nigerian Army, Stanley Ikepeme who represented 13 Brigade Commander, Brigadier-General Mohammed Abdullahi disclosed that two suspects were arrested.
NAPTIP official, Oba Jacobs who received the victims said the suspects will be investigated and charged to court.