The Police Command in Plateau State has affirmed that all 145 children, who were intercepted in Jos, the Plateau State capital last week, have been taken back to Bauchi State where majority of them were picked from.
The children were accompanied back by the representatives of the Plateau State Police Command, the Commissioner of the Plateau State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, as well as that of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI).
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Matthias Tyopev, explained that “the children have been in Jos since last week, and the Command had made the arrangement to take them to Bauchi, because majority of them are from Bauchi State.”
He said the Command accompanied the children where they would be handed over to the Bauchi State government to pick its own citizens, while the rest to be sent to Jigawa State where they came from.
Conscience Triumph learnt that, some parents of the children, who made efforts to pick their children from the Police custody, were arrested and charged along with the three Mallams and two drivers, who were with the children at the time the two trucks were intercepted.