Troops of 14 Brigade, Ohafia have rescued 22 pregnant young women, between the ages of 20 and 25 from a baby factory operating at Umunkpeyi Nvosi in Isialangwa South local government area of Abia state.
Lieutenant Innocent Omale, Public Relations Officer, 14 Brigade, Ohafia in a statement said the women were rescued during a raid carried out by the Army after an intelligence report.
According to an Army spokesman, the victims were handed over to the Abia state government, though the owner of the baby factory, Nma Lilian Achumba from the Umunkpeyi community in Isialangwa South local government area escaped with one of the girls.
Reacting, the Special Adviser to Governor Alex Otti on Media and Publicity, Ferdinand Ekeoma commended the Army for the raid, maintaining that the government was committed to the fight against all forms of child and human trafficking.
Baby factories often disguise themselves as private medical clinics or orphanages, which enable them to carry out the impregnation of women by impregnating hired men and selling them for profit
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