Some members of the newly established Ebubeagu Security on Monday arrested two suspected child traffickers at the Abaomege axis of Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The suspects, one Achibong from Akwaibom and Blessing Akpan from Cross Rivers State who have succeded in beating security checkpoints while travelling from Crossrivers state ran out of luck when they got to Abaomege, a community in Onicha LGA.
According to report, the Ebubeagu Security Members who were on stop and search at the border between Ebonyi state and Cross River upon checking their vehicle was shocked to discovered that about a week old baby wrapped in baby’s cloth was in one of the suspect’s sack, while another baby of about two weeks was seen in another sack belonging to the second suspect who happens to be a pregnant woman.
As at the time of filing this report, the suspects have been handed over to Ebonyi State Police Command for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the office of her Excellency, the wife of the executive governor of Ebonyi state, Chief Mrs Rachel Ogonna Umahi have since instructed that the babies be taken to the intensive care unit (ICU) of federal teaching hospital Abakaliki for adequate care until further information about the babies are established.
On his part, the executive chairman of Onicha LGA, Engr. Felix Ogbonna Igboke thanked the Ebubeagu security network and the community villiglante for a job well done and charged every community leader(s) to be vigilant and watchful always as security is the job of everyone.