A 14-year-old boy, Lucky Godwin, who was kidnapped at Avuna River in Enugu State, has been found in Niger State.
Narrating his ordeal in Minna, the state capital, Godwin, who said he was kidnapped with another boy, said he escaped from his abductors by jumping out of the bus when it got to Bida.
“I didn’t know where they were taking us to until they stopped in Bida. I opened the door and ran away. When they could not see me, they zoomed off with the other boy.
“I never knew we were in Niger State until I escaped from the bus and met one Igbo man, who took me to a child right’s agency for interrogation.”
Describing how he was kidnapped, Godwin said two men came to Avuna River where they were fetching water, forced them into their red bus and drove off to an unknown destination.
The Director-General of Niger State Child Rights Agency, Mariam Kolo, confirmed the incident.
She said the victim was kidnapped at Avanu River in Enugu State and later found in Bida, Niger State.
Kolo, a lawyer, said Godwin was kidnapped alongside one other boy, who could not jump out of the bus when their kidnappers arrived in Bida.
She said: “The victim was brought to our office by an Igbo man living in Bida. After interrogation, the agency found out that Godwin lives with his grandmother in Enugu, while his mother lives in Jos, Plateau State.
“Investigation is on. I advise parents to monitor their children. They should be concerned about their whereabouts.”