Troops of the Nigerian Army have busted a baby factory on the Nigeria/Cameroon border in Adamawa State.
The troops arrested seven operators of the factory and also rescued 17 women kept in the camp, recruited as minors.
The suspects who were reportedly operating a brothel, were on Saturday paraded by the military at the headquarters of the 23 brigade of the Nigerian Army in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
The spokesperson for the 23 brigade, Lieutenant John told SaharaReporters on Sunday that the Brigade Commander, Major General Mohammed Jibrin-Gambo paraded the suspects on Saturday.
He said, “Troops of the brigade were in a special operation on the border area between Nigeria and Cameroon when they located the camp of the hoodlums on the outskirts of Kasingila village in the Maiha Local Government Area of the state.”
“Seventeen girls between the ages of 19 to 21 years and two babies were rescued in the operation,” Lieutenant John added.
The proprietor of the camp, Abubakar Abdullahi said he got the women from Adamawa, Gombe and Borno states where he established the camp used as a dance club.
It was also used for prostitution and the sale of babies delivered by the women within Nigeria and across the border in Cameroon.
The rescued women said to have been in the camp for about two to three years, were recruited as minors and brought to the camp without the knowledge of their families.
Some of the victims said they were accommodated in a single room and slept on mats. They also claimed that the money realised was held back by their captors so that they cannot escape.
They were also used for performances during weddings and naming ceremonies within Nigeria and Cameroon, mostly among criminal gangs operating in the area.