On Monday, a baby factory located at Umunkpeyi in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government of Abia state was raided and no fewer than 19 pregnant young women were rescued.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abia State Command, help track down this location. A well recognized hospital in the state was demolished for the involvement in the illegal trading of babies for money.
The rescued girls and workers in the baby factory were paraded for the press. Apart from the pregnant ladies, 3 babies – all aged two, were also rescued.
An officer of the NSCDC revealed to reporters that the operators keep young women with unwanted pregnancies, and later sell them as soon as they are delivered.
The owner of the factory is presently at large. According to reports, the owner also arranges men to impregnate young girls and when the babies are delivered, the young ladies are given “peanuts”.
The police, women affairs ministry and wife of the state governor Mercy Odochi Orji have been informed about the rescue operation.
A lot of the pregnant ladies who complained that they had not been fed in two days, blame the condition on poverty and lack of parental care.