Anambra Police Raises Alarm over surge of Missing Children in the State

Anambra Police Raises Alarm over surge of Missing Children in the State
Anambra Police Raises Alarm over surge of Missing Children in the State

The Anambra State Police Command has expressed concern over spate in school children goon missing in the state currently. This was made known in a statement by the public relations officer, PRO of the state police command, Mr Haruna Mohammed, yesterday 17th July 2018, who stated that the command received a report at the Ogbaru Division of the state police command, from a resident, one Jude Ebiowu that his daughter, named Nmachukwu, aged three years, was missing from her school.
Mr. Haruna has therefore urged parents and guardians to be extra-vigilant over their children and wards, while recalling that just a week ago, two children from the same parents, Chidera and Kamsiyochukwu Iloka, male and female respectively went missed from their school. He has described the development as a developing trend which is worrisome therefore urging parents and guardians to be “extra vigilant” on their children’s whereabouts and school proprietors to take extra security measures to protect their pupils.
The statement stated that, “Today 17/7/2018 at about 0900hrs, one Jude Ebiowu male of Okoti reported at Ogbauru Division that his daughter named Nmachukwu Ebiowu aged three years of the same address left home in company of her mother one Juliana Ebiowu for graduation ceremony in their school ‘The light International School Okoti . As the ceremony went on the mother noticed her (daughter’s) disappearance and all efforts to find her proved abortive. She is fair in complexion, speaks Igbo fluently and without tribal mark. It would be recalled that similar incident occurred last week at Awka where one Chidera Iloka male aged four years and Kamsiyochukwu Iloka female aged two years all students of Igwedinma Primary School Amawbia and children of one Ezekwere Chinonso Rosemary of Number 3, Chidozie Street in Amawbia also got missing from the school.”
It reads, “The report was lodged at CPS Awka and investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding their disappearance and possible trace. In view of the emergent trends of missing persons in the state, parents and guardians are strongly urged to be extra vigilant of their children’s whereabouts and caution them to be wary of strangers. In the same vein, school proprietors are equally enjoined to take extra security measures to safeguard their pupils and release them to only parents or duly authorized persons in order to forestall similar ugly incidents.”

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