3-year-old boy goes missing in Lagos community one year after disappearance of seven children

A 3-year-old boy identified as Faruq Saluhu, has been declared missing in Otto community, in Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State.


It was gathered that Faruq disappeared around 1pm on Tuesday, June 28, in the palace area of the community.


According to Punch, the latest incident happened a year after about seven children disappeared from the community.


Faruq’s mother, Selepha Saluhu, lamented that efforts by the family to find him had proved abortive.


“Faruq came back from school yesterday (Tuesday). I fed him and he went to his father’s shop nearby to play. I was told that he followed one of his friends who was asked to buy sachet water. The other boy returned, but my son never came back. When my husband did not see him after a while, he immediately told me that he was missing and carried out a search for him, but to no avail,” she narrated. 


The 38-year-old housewife noted that her husband later reported the matter at the Iponri Police Station.


The Head of the Lagos Mainland Security Team, Ishola Agbodemu, who confirmed the incident said the disappearance of children in the community had become a serious cause for concern.


“The disappearance of Faruq onT uesday, makes him the 10th child to go missing in this community. We have made efforts by reporting to the police. This issue of children going missing has also been reported in the media, but there is no change.”


Agbodemu added that all the missing children were male.