It has been reported that 35 women abducted in Anambra state in southeastern Nigeria were rescued from the so-called “baby factory” building where they were held.
Anambra Police Spokesperson Tochukwu Ikenga said in a statement that the police carried out a raid in the Nkpor region of the province after receiving intelligence and denunciations from the residents.
Ikenga stated that 35 women, including 4 pregnant women, were rescued in the building detected in the raid.
Stating that 3 people were detained in connection with the incident, İkenga stated that money, weapons and ammunition were also seized in the raid.
In the south of Nigeria, women are sometimes abducted to work in the “baby factory”. Last year, 24 pregnant women and 11 children were rescued in an operation in a prisoner house in Cross River state.
Babies born to abducted women are sold illegally.