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Tensions As Police Announce Four Children Missing in Abia

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Four schoolchildren from common parents have been declared missing by the Abia state Police Command.

ASP Maureen Chinaka, the Police Public Relations Officer, shared this announcement in a statement on Sunday in Umuahia.

She said the children were identified as Chinweotiti Chimaobi (7) female, Nmesomachi Chimaobi (7) female, Testimony Chimaobi (4) male, and Godswill Chimaobi (2) male.

Confirming the information, Chinaka stated that Mr. Chimaobi Agha and his wife, Oluchi, residents of Umuagu-Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area, filed a report at the Ohuhu Police Divisional Headquarters on Nov. 28.

According to her account, the incident happened on Nov. 27 when the mother was taking the children to school.

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‘The children’s mother escorted them to the junction of her street to board an unknown tricycle destined for Great Ambassadors College, Ukaiuga Nkwoegwu, Ohuhu, in Umuahia North LGA.’

‘No one escorted or went with them, considering that the eldest is seven years old and the tricyclist is unknown.’

‘Unfortunately, at the end of the school day, the children did not return home as anticipated.’

According to her, the police have initiated an investigation into the disappearance of the children.

She stated that additional investigation confirmed the children’s absence from school on the specified date, and the ongoing efforts focus on locating them.

Consequently, the police spokesperson urged individuals with information that could assist in locating them to report promptly to the nearest police station.

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