Teenage Girl kidnapped to Imo State returns back to Kogi
The Kogi State Government has received back a teenager Khadizat Labaran from its Imo State counterpart.
It could be recalled that, Khadizat Labaran aged 16, dark in completion was abducted by unknown gunmen at popular Ganaja junction, Lokoja Kogi State.
The gunmen were said to have blinded folded her and took her to a bush before she eventually escaped.
In a recent statement released by the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Henry Okoye, the teenage Girl was rescued by a Good Samaritan on 25th July 2023
It was gathered that, the Good Samaritan saw her wandering about along the road within Nkwerre and subsequently took her to Nkwerre Police Station.
Receiving Khadizat Labaran on Friday on behalf of the Government, the Kogi State Commissioner for Woman and Social Development Hajia Fatima Kabir Buba, commended Imo State Government and the Nigeria Police in returning the girl back to Kogi State.
Buba explained that, her ministry has been in constant touch with Imo State to ensure that the girl returns to Kogi State safe and healthy.
“I have been communicating with the Commissioner for Women Affairs in Imo State including the Nigerian Police for the quick repatriation of this teenage girl. Since we heard about the incident, the ministry of Women Affairs under my watch has been working round the clock with my permanent Secretary and staffs to ensure her safe return. We thank God that this has been achieved today. We want to thank every state actors who have made this a reality”.
The Girl has reunite with her parent Mr and Mrs Labaran who are both from the Eastern part of Kogi State.