NIGERIA : 32 Pregnant Girls Rescued From Human Trafficker's 'Baby Farm'

NIGERIA : 32 Pregnant Girls Rescued From Human Trafficker's 'Baby Farm'

Aba : Nigeria | Jun 01, 2011 at 6:54 PM PDT
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In an operation in Nigeria by the police a human traffickers gang has been busted. The gang was involved in a heinious crime of running 'Baby Farm', where babies were born to the abducted women and girls, and then sold. The police recovered 32 pregnant girls from the Baby Farm. These girls are aged between 15 to 17 years.

This farm was being run in the disguise of an hospital in the south eastern city of Aba. The girls were locked up and used to produce babies according to the state police chief. These babies were either sold for adoption or for any rituals where the people at times slaughter these babies to bring goodluck to them or get rid of evils. The Hospital owner has denied the allegations of running a baby farm and instead said that they wanted to help get rid of the unwanted pregnancies by the girls.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (Naptip), the organisation charged with fighting human-trafficking in Nigeria, says their investigations show that babies are sold for up to $6,400 (£3,900) each, depending on the sex of the baby.Male babies are more prized.

According to the UN , human trafficking is the third most highest crime commited in Nigeria.

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32 Pregnant girls recovered from 'Baby Farm' in Aba
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