Soldiers attached to the 14 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Ohafia on Sunday raided a baby factory located in Umunkpeyi Nvosi in Isialangwa South LGA of Abia State and rescued 22 women.
Out of the 22 rescued young ladies, 21 are pregnant while 2 babies, comprising a boy and a girl were equally rescued, a release by the Brigade says.
According to the statement, the baby factory is operated by one Mrs Mma Lilian Achumba.
Items recovered include; a Tiger Generator, a stretcher, Gas cylinder, a bag of rice, 4 cartoon of tin tomatoes, 5 litres of Vegetable oil, 2 bags of Garri, and soup ingredients, the release said.
It continued, “Troops raided the baby factory following an intelligence report that the owner of the factory was selling some of these babies to criminal agents for ritual purposes, and others for child trafficking.
“Furthermore, the woman was also reported to be constituting a nuisance in the area as sometimes human parts were seen around the building. The owner of the baby factory is currently at large but efforts are ongoing to apprehend her.
“However, one Katherine Oyechi Ngwanma 34 years old, one of the chefs at the facility, was arrested by the troops. The pregnant women, as well as the babies, have been handed over to the Abia State Government for further actions.”