Parents, relatives besiege Anambra motherless babies homes in search of missing children

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Parents, relatives besiege Anambra motherless babies homes in search of missing children

Parents across the country have continued to besiege designated Community Children’s Homes in Awka, Ogidi and other parts of Anambra State, in search of their missing children.

This followed the return of eleven children comprising Seven boys and four girls, who were stolen from different parts of the country and rescued by the Police, but have remained unclaimed by their biological parents.

The children, who had been taken to Gombe State, alongside suspect arrest in connection with alleged child trafficking, were, on the 18th January 2021, returned to Anambra State, where they were originally found by the Police, and are being taken care of by the Anambra State Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Children’s Affairs, according to the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Haruna Mohammed.

Mohammed said five of the children had been identified and reunited with their biological parents in Gombe and Delta States, “after exhaustive investigation and forensic analysis, including DNA tests” ABS reports.

Some of the parents, including Mr and Mrs Livinus Ali from Umuaga Udi in Enugu State, Mr Ifeanyi Okeke from Abatete, and Mrs Rosemary Nnorom, both for Anambra State, as well as Halima, from Benue State, are, however, worried at the processes and cost of identifying their missing children and relatives for a possible reunion.