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The Police Command in Abia State has declared a 12-year-old boy whose name was given as Master Prosper Nnadozie Chibuike of Umuode Aba missing.
This latest case brings the number of persons declared missing by the Police in the State to six, since March 2023.
A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Chioma Maureen Chinaka which was obtained by The Eastern Updates on Tuesday said the latest missing person, Prosper Nnadozie Chibuike left home on June 30, 2023, to an unknown destination and has not been seen again.
The PPRO advised anybody with information about his whereabouts to report to the nearest Police station or office of the PPRO, Umuahia.
This information was released three weeks after Esther Ujunwa James of Ariam Elu Elu, Ikwuano LGA, was listed as missing by the State Police Command.
Anyone with information on the missing girl is urged to contact Mrs. Roseline Aboaja of Ariam Elu Elu, their local police station, or the PPRO office in Umuahia, according to a statement from the PPRO.
Additionally, one Mercy George, a resident of the Total area of Owaza in the Ukwa West LGA of the State, was reported missing by the Police Command in June.
According to the report, Mercy George was residing at Owaza with her aunt, Ebiye George, before she vanished and went somewhere unidentified.
Recalls that the State Police Command had sometime in April, 2023, declared one Master Chibuike Onyebuchi, a native of Abam Nsirimo, Umuahia South LGA, missing.
According to the report, Chibuike Onyebuchi left home on March 3, 2023, and never returned home.
In that same April, the State Police Command had declared one Wisdom Uche of Mgbarakuma, Ubakala, Umuahia South LGA missing.
Uche left home on March 15 to an unknown destination and was not seen again.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the missing persons are teenagers or those under the age of 25.
The development has created fear in some parents as they have increased surveillance around their children and wards.
Meanwhile, it was yet to be established if those earlier declared missing were later found as no further announcements were made by the Police or their families.