Military men have raided an illegal baby factory operating at Umunkpeyi Nvosi in Isialangwa South local government area of Abia state
A statement issued to newsmen by the Public Relations officer 14 Brigade Ohafia, Lieutenant Innocent Omale said the raid was carried out through tip-off.
He stated that during the raid, 22 pregnant young ladies between the ages of 20 to 25 years were rescued from the factory.
The Army spokesman gave the name of owner of the illegal baby factory as one Nma Lilian Achumba from Umunkpeyi community in Isialangwa South local government area.
The victims were later handed over to the Abia state government by the Army for further investigations.
Speaking after receiving the victims the special adviser to Governor Alex Otti on Media and Publicity Mr Ferdinand Ekeoma commended the Army for the raid stating that government was committed in the fight to tackle all forms of child and human trafficking in the state
Some of the rescued victims who spoke with Radio Nigeria narrated how they came to the baby factory.
The owner of the baby factory on sighting the Army parrol vehicles escaped with one of the girls leaving the others with two babies in the building.