Nigeria: six women freed from ‘children’s factory’ raid

Nigerian police have rescued six pregnant women after demolishing a suspected ‘baby factory’ in Rivers state, local media reported. Police said they had arrested a 39-year-old woman, who is believed to be the owner of the house selling children.

They said she confessed to the crime and had been engaged in trafficking for a long time.
State Police Commissioner Polycarp Emeka said:

“The main suspect and her accomplices are currently in custody and additional investigation is underway to possibly arrest other suspects in connection with the case.” .

Stories of so-called “baby factories” are not uncommon in Nigeria, where women are kidnapped to become pregnant and sell babies. However in 2019, Nigerian police force freed 20 pregnant women from houses in Lagos described as “baby factories”.

A year earlier, more than 160 children were rescued from two unregistered orphanages in the city

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