Twelve suspects said to be running a baby factory in Jos, Plateau State, have been arrested.
They were nabbed by the Special Task Force on Jos crisis.
The suspects were paraded on Saturday by the Commander of the Task Force, Major General Rogers Nicolas.
He said the suspects were found to be harbouring the mother of a new born and four pregnant young women.
The suspects were arrested at a location where they were keeping the pregnant women to deliver their babies and allegedly exchange them for money.
He said a two-week-old child suspected to have been bought by the suspects was also found with them. The suspects consisted of eight men and four women.
The mother of the two-week-old baby, Happiness John, claimed she was lured into the act by a friend she simply identified as Patience.
“My friend, Patience, brought me here, she told me to bring my child so that we can sell,” she said.
Ms. John’s mother, Juliana John, also alleged that the young mother was lured into the deal by her friend, Patience.
The suspects, however, denied that they were running a “baby factory”.
Major General Nicholas said the suspects will be handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.