The State Security Service, Akwa Ibom State Command, has arrested a Catholic priest with St. Peters Parish, Anambra State, Joseph Okon, a traditional ruler, Chief Uchenna Onyekaozuru, and 18 others for alleged child theft.
Deputy Director, Operations, Mr. Fubara Duke, told PUNCH Metro during a parade in Uyo that eight children had been rescued from the suspects.
He said the service was working on reuniting the children with their families.
He explained that criminals had resorted to child trafficking after security agencies successfully kept kidnapping and other violent crimes at bay.
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