Police begin search as woman disguising as teacher abducts five children in Rivers

A search action by the police has begun after a woman reportedly disguised as a teacher in Rukpakulus, Eliozu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and abducted five children.

Reports say the children are from two families, aged between 18 months and four years.

Rose Monday, mother of three of the victims decried the situation as she narrates how her children were abducted

Noting that her children were last seen after the mystery woman took them to buy notebooks, she added that their abductor disguised as a lesson teacher seeking to rent a makeshift structure in the area.

She said, “I was at home when one of my children, who was playing with her siblings, came back alone. I asked her the whereabouts of her brothers and she said one aunty (woman) said she would bring them home.

“I asked where the woman took them to, but she replied that the woman took her to the Oil Mill Market to start taking them lessons and that she and the other children followed her.”

Monday’s 14-year old daughter, who was initially abducted by the mystery woman, said the suspect released her and their neighbour’s son at the market, but went away with five other children.

“I told the aunty that the small one (child) did not know how to write and the woman could go and buy the books.

“The woman said no, that she liked little children. As I followed her, she started watching me. When I returned the look, she smiled.

“She now stopped a vehicle and all of us entered. When we got to Oil Mill, the woman kept me there and sat down.

“The woman now told me that she wanted to take the children to go and pick up something. So, I sat there for a long time.

“I then asked a girl operating PoS if she knew where the woman took the children to, and the girl replied that she didn’t know the woman,” she added.

Meanwhile, Grace Iringe-Koko, the acting spokesperson for the state police command, who confirmed the incident described the victims’ parents as careless.



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