Police declare two children missing in Delta
Two kids have been reported missing by Delta State police in Oko, Oshimili North Local Government Area.
Bright Edafe, the state's police spokesperson, revealed this in a statement he shared on Twitter on Tuesday.
Chinyere Amago, a male, and Chiziterm, a female, were the missing youngsters, according to Mr. Edafe, a deputy superintendent of police.
He uploaded a picture of the two kids to the microblogging platform.
They both have dark skin tones and are fluent in Igbo and English, according to Mr. Edafe. He kept their ages a secret.
“The victims were taken from the mother by their neighbour, name unknown, on 27 August at about 11 a.m. to the market to buy them clothes and have not returned home.
“Anyone with useful information on the whereabouts of the victims should report to “B” Division, Asaba, police spokesperson’s office or contact the nearest police station.”
Several cases of missing people were recorded by the state's police last year. Later, one of the missing people was discovered deceased.
Treasure Ofuya, a 13-year-old girl, was reported missing in the state in May of last year. Later, she was located.
According to the police, Miss Ofuya, who was last seen leaving for school in the Effurun region of the state, was discovered in Oghara, in the Ethiope West Local Government Area.
Just two months later, Stephine Solomon, a 21-year-old woman, was reported missing by the police. She apparently left for work on July 19 of last year but never came back.
A month later, Onoriode Simon, a 17-year-old kid, confessed to killing a woman who had been reported missing in the state by the police.
According to reports, the culprit lured the 50-year-old woman to a farm under the pretence of wanting to sell her pepper but killed her instead.
The young people in the neighbourhood eventually found her decomposing remains and helped catch the perpetrator.