President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the alleged abduction of babies from a hospital in Anambra state eventhough the Anambra police command and the state government said such an incident did not happen in the state.
On Thursday, there were claims that babies — some reports had four while others had five — were kidnapped from a hospital in Aguata LGA of Anambra.
Chukwuma Soludo, governor of Anambra, hails from Aguata LGA.
The reports stated that the abduction happened on Tuesday night.
But when TheCable spoke with Ikenga Tochukwu, Anambra police spokesperson, on Thursday evening, he said he did not have such information before him.
On Friday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, in a statement via Twitter, said Buhari expressed shock over the alleged abduction of the babies.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the reported kidnapping of five newborn babies in Anambra State, directing that the rising crime rate in the areas be reduced without any delay,” the statement reads.
“The reported kidnapping occurred at Stanley Hospital, Nkpologwu in the state. The attackers picked the babies and zoomed off.
“In expressing his concern about the strange incident, President Buhari said this case must be solved immediately.
“He directed that security at hospitals must be foolproof so that attacks of this nature do not happen again.”Follow us on social media