الجمعة , يونيو 12 2020

Nigeria arrests over ‘$90 baby sale’

Nigeria map Cross River state

Six people have been arrested in south-eastern Nigeria for allegedly selling a two-week old baby.

Police in Cross River state said those arrested included the baby’s mother, who said extreme poverty forced to sell her child for around $90 (£60).

Correspondents say the issue of so-called baby factories is still prevalent in the region.

In 2013, 17 pregnant teenage girls and 11 babies were rescued from a house in the south-eastern state of Imo.

Local police told the BBC Hausa service that they have opened an investigation.

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