The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Enugu
State Command, has disclosed that its operatives
rescued over 30 children and teenagers who were
about to be trafficked to neighboring countries since
the beginning of this year.
The said teenagers were to be engaged in child
labour outside the shores of the country.
Commandant of NSCDC in Enugu State, Mr. Stephen
Zwali Lar, disclosed this at a news conference in
According to him, the teenagers were camped in
various hotels in the state by the traffickers, who
were not named.
But he explained that the traffickers were arrested.
Lar further explained that operatives of the
Command rescued the children and teenagers after
raiding the hotels where they were kept.
He added that they were handed over to relevant
"If the NSCDC operatives had not rescued the
teenagers, the culprits would have trafficked them to
neighboring countries for child labour," he said.
In the same vein, Lar said over 90 vandals were
arrested for tampering with Federal Government
assets, including Nigerian National Petroleum
He noted that the destruction of pipelines rose to a
worrisome level in the zone in the wake of the recent
revival of the NNPC pipelines from Port – Harcourt to