The Anambra State Police Command on Thursday said it picked up an 11-year-old boy who was trekking from Anambra State to his home state, Ebonyi State.
The Command said the boy had trekked from Nnewi to Awka, a distance of around 39 km before he was intercepted by Police personnel on duty at the UNIZIK junction in Awka.
A statement by the police public relations officer, Haruna Mohammed, said the boy whose name was simply as Gabriel, was picked up in Awka by a police Patrol team.
“On Wednesday August 12,2020, around 6:30 pm, a Police Patrol team attached to the 29 PMF, Awka while on patrol team along the UNIZIK junction, found a male child of about 11 years old, who gave his name as Gabriel. He is about 3 feet tall, dark in complexion and speaks Igbo language fluently” the PPRO stated.
Mohammed said the boy was in the protective care of the ‘B’ Divisions Anti- Human trafficking Unit in Akwa pending when his parents or guardians would be identified.
He therefore called on anyone with useful information concerning the boy should report at the ‘B’ division police station or contact him.