Two children of the same parents kidnapped by unknown persons last Tuesday at Igwedumma Nursery and Primary school Amawbia Awka South LGA of Anambra State are yet to be found.
The kids, Kamsiyo and Chidera Chukwu, two and four years old respectively, said to be in Nursery one and two respectively, were kidnapped after school on Tuesday 3rd July 2018.
The Head Teacher of the School, Mrs Anene Stella, said she was informed of the abduction by one of her teachers as she was away when the incident happened.
“I was at St Mary’s Catholic Church Awka to attend a meeting at about 4 pm when I received a call from one of my teachers that they are looking for the two children.
“She said the mother also came and joined in searching for the children but could not find them anywhere.
“So I had to rush to the school immediately to confirm and when I got to the school I meet the mother and other teachers astonished and confused,” she said.
The mother of the victims, Mrs Rosemary Chinyere Ezekwere, who said she was relatively new in the town after gaining employment with the State Internal Revenue Service, said she was yet to come to terms with the ugly incident.
“When I came to register the children, I approached the headteacher of the school and told her that I am alone here in Amawbia because my husband lives in the village where he does his business and I was newly employed.
“I pleaded with her to ask one of the teachers to assist me to look after the children after their dismissal, assuring her that I would try not to keep them for too long.
“She suggested that I should go and meet the nursery 2A teacher who accepted after explaining my predicament to her, she added.
When contacted the PPRO, Anambra state police command, SP Haruna Mohammed, he confirmed it and said the command has received a report of missing persons of one Chidera Iloka male aged 4 years and Kamsiyochukwu Iloka female aged 2years all students of Igwedinma primary School Amawbia and children of one Ezekwere Chinonso Rosemary female of Number 3, Chidozie line in Amawbia, Anambra State.
The report was lodged at CPS Awka last week and Investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding their disappearance and possible trace. (Tribune)