Plateau State Police Command on Monday announced that it had intercepted two trucks conveying 145 children from Bauchi and Jigawa States.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Terna Tyopev, made this know in a statement.
Tyopev said the children, aged between four and eight years, “were to be shared to Plateau, Kaduna and Nasarawa States.
“Our investigation has revealed that these children, who are all male, were to be taken to places that even coordinators of the movement did not even know.”
He disclosed that the police were liaising with the Plateau chapter of Jama’atu Nasril Islam and other critical stakeholders, to establish contact with Bauchi and Jigawa governments for the return of the children to their parents.
Tyopev assured that the police would unravel those behind the act and arrest and charge them to court to serve as a deterrent to others.
“This trend, if not checked, will cause embarrassment to Plateau State, North-central states and the nation at large,” he added.
The spokesman urged the public to report the presence of strange children in their environment.
He appealed to members of the public to continue to cooperate with the force to rid the society of such negative acts.