NSCDC rescues missing teenage boy in Ebonyi, reunites him with Anambra family

The Anambra State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has reunited a 13- year old boy, Goodluck Onwe with his family in Anambra after he was rescued in Ebonyi state.

A statement from the Public Relations Officer, Okadigbo Edwin said the victim was rescued by operatives of NSCDC Ebonyi State Command while wandering the streets of Abakaliki.

He said, “The little boy was seen wandering the streets of Abakaliki before he was rescued on the 4th of February, 2024 at about 1300hrs by operatives of NSCDC Ebonyi State Command.

“Investigation reveals that the said boy stays with a relative in Abakaliki but ran away from home with an intent to return to his parents who resides at Peter Okonkwo Street Aguleri, Anambra East LGA, Anambra State.

“Subsequently, NSCDC Anambra State Command was contacted by Ebonyi State Command to trace the origin and parents of the Child. 

“In response, the Command made a frantic effort to locate his parents for identification and collection. After a detailed verification process, the boy has been handed over to  Mr. Onwe Sabastine his father.”

Commenting on the circumstances surrounding the boy’s deviant behavior, the State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence, Anambra State Command, Olatunde Maku advised parents / guardians not to practice authoritarian, permissive and neglectful style of parenting but rather adopt parenting of a child with love and understanding. 

“Parenting is not an easy job, it involves  responsibilities that seem to change every day. The daily tasks and roles one perform as a parent are bound to change as the  child gets older.

“Parents should adapt the parenting of a child with love and understanding, without  unnecessary display of authority over their children which instills fear in them to always run away from home” he said.

Head of Investigation and intelligence Department, Deputy Commandant, Reuben Dennis, after interviewing the boy, urged parents/ guardians to be vigilant and monitor the movement of their children as well as the people they associate with in order not to fall victim to abduction, trafficking, kidnapping and other emerging social vices.

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