The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Akwa Ibom State, has rescued two children who were being abducted by a former housemaid, one Idara.
Temitope Olaoluwa, 8, and Happiness Tayo, 12, were rescued on Sunday at Udua Ikpa Market, Uyo, from a driver, who was the former maid’s collaborator.
Temitope is the daughter to Idara’s former boss, while Tayo is the new maid.
It was said that the driver was taking the victims to Akpabuyo, Cross River State.
It was learnt that the driver went to the market to meet a woman when the children were rescued by an NSCDC officer, Mr. Bernard Udo.
Head, Public Relations/Protocol, NSCDC, Akwa Ibom, Mr. Ime White, said on Wednesday that the maid felt that her former boss, Mrs. Iniobong Olaoluwa, was “brutal” to her.
He said, “On Sunday, one Temitope Olaoluwa and Happiness Tayo were rescued by one of our officers.
“We learnt that one Idara, who was a housemaid with the Olaoluwas, left her job because she felt that Iniobong was harsh to her.
“The driver drove them to Udua Ikpa Market in Uyo, where the two were to be given out to a market woman that will escort them to Akpabuyo in Cross Rivers. But one of our officers, Mr. Bernard Udo, rescued the two children.
“After enquiries, we were able to reunite the children with their parents.”