A 13 year old girl identified simply as Chiamaka has been rescued after her guardians sold her off to Burkina Faso for prostitution.
It has been reported that Chiamaka was taken from her village at Ikwo, in the Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, with the promise of engaging her as a house help.
The minor was eventually taken to Delta state and then shipped to Burkina Faso for Prostitution.
Chiamaka narrated how she was sold for N150,000 in Burkina Faso and was asked to make N1.2m for her madam and work extra months as a sex worker to earn her freedom.
The accused suspects which includes a Man, His Wife and two relatives (names undisclosed) were arrested by the police in Delta State.
On Sunday Novemeber 21 the Secretary to the Ebonyi Progressives Union, Delta State, Emmanuel Uduma, was in Abakiliki to hand over the minor to the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Chinwe Okah.
Uduma said the girl escaped and reported to the police and she was brought back to Nigeria. He said the culprits who lured the girl to Delta State before moving her to Burkina Faso were arrested by a team of policemen and the Ebonyi Forum in Delta State and were facing trial in court.
The commissioner, Mrs Chinwe Okah, while receiving Chiamaka, assured that the state government would continue to protect the interest of all residents and indigenes.
Okah commended the Ebonyi Progressives Union for their effort in ensuring that the girl was brought back to the state.
She promised that the state government would take care of the victim and make her dream of going back to school a reality.