The Bayelsa Command of the Department of State Services made the disclosure today, revealing that they rescued 36 children ( 12 males and 24 females ) from homes where they had been given out as house-helps. The syndicates are suspected to
operate under the guise of missionaries and NGOs, targeting vulnerable children from Zamfara, Kaduna, and Kebbi States.
The parents of the target children are usually approached and convinced to release their wards under the pretext that the children would be assisted to acquire a good education, not suspecting that their children would end up as servants. .
Some of the children said: “The pastors came to our villages in Zaria and convinced our parents who are unable to train us in school, but when we got to Bayelsa they now took us to different homes.”…… In all honesty, we ended up in school, bt its “the school of hard knocks,”…..