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Abia: Soldiers Bust Baby Factory, Rescue 21 Pregnant Women



At least 21 pregnant women have been rescued by the 14 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Ohafia following the raid of a baby factory in Umunkpei Nvosi in Isiala-Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State.

The troop also rescued one other lady and two babies during the operation that took place on Sunday

They busted the illegal facility following an intelligence report that the owner of the factory was selling some of the babies to criminal agents for ritual purposes, and others for child trafficking.

Also, it was gathered that human parts have been severally seen around the facility operated by the woman.

Other items found in the building include a Tiger generator, a stretcher, gas cylinder, a bag of rice, 4 cartoons of tin tomatoes, 5 litres of Vegetable oil, 2 bags of garri and soup ingredients.

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According to a member of the troop, the owner of the baby factory is currently at large but efforts are ongoing to apprehend her.

However, the troop arrested a 34-year-old chef at the facility, Katherine Oyechi Ngwanma.

The pregnant women, as well as the babies, have been handed over to the Abia State Government for further action.

The new Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Chinaka Maureen, could not be reached for comment.

The soldiers were led by the Army Public Relations Officer, 14 Brigade Ohafia, Lt Omale Innocent Prince, and the Media Adviser to Governor Alex Otti, Mr Ferdinand Ekeoma.

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