Mr. Sunday Babaji, The FCT commissioner of police, has confirmed on Monday night that three children who were previously declared missing from a school at Galadimawa-Kabusa axis in Abuja have been found, and have since reunited with their family.
Mr. Sunday Babaji said the children were rescued by a tactical patrol team who spotted the children walking aimlessly around the Games village area in Abuja.
He further said that the rescue was made possible by the immediate red alert signal which was sent by the command to all police stations in the FCT.
Mr. Babaji in his statement said,
“When we received the complaint about the missing children about two weeks ago, we made an entry of missing persons and immediately swung into action by putting all our men and assets at alert.
We deployed all our intelligence assets and informed all our neighbouring states through the signal, describing how the children looked like, from what the family told us and the pictures.
We worked with all the community leaders, vigilantes and hunters. We also searched the bushes; the school authorities were also invited to the police station for questioning over negligence.
On Sunday at about 8.30 pm, our tactical men on a stop-and-search patrol at Wuye division, which is the Games Village area, saw the three children distressed.
They rescued them, took them to the station and handed them over to a female police officer, who questioned them.
The DPO who was aware of the missing children at Kabusa, quickly contacted his fellow DPO at Kabusa who rushed down to Wuye Division and it was discovered that the children were the ones missing.
After they were rescued, we took them to the Muhammadu Buhari Police Hospital for medical check-ups. They were found okay, and a psychological check on the children is scheduled for Tuesday”.
These three children, Marvelous, Alex, and Rehoboth, who are siblings, went missing after their mother went to pick them up from school.
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