Umuahia — ABIA State governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has tasked soldiers of 14 Brigade, Ohafia, to combat the problem of child trafficking which has become too rampant in parts of the state.
Governor Orji, who condemned the act, regretted that the criminals, who were formerly involved in kidnapping but were battled to a halt by the government, were now the ones engaged in child trafficking.
The governor spoke when he presented additional five brand new Hillux vans to the Brigade, and urged Commander of the Brigade, Brigadier-General Jibrin Abubakar, to confront the problem of child trafficking and bring it to a stop in the state.
According to Orji, reports and empirical evidence have confirmed the prevalent cases of child trafficking in parts of the state and vowed to assist security agencies to put a stop to it.
Receiving the vehicle, the commander assured the government and people of Abia State that before long, child trafficking would be a thing of the past.
He also promised to make proper and effective use of the vehicles, and pledged to tackle squarely criminal activities now rampant at Abiriba in Ohafia local government area of the state.