26 January 2021 By Mathew Ayoola
The Coalition of Orphanages and Children’s Home In Nigeria, COCHIN, has called on the Federal Government, Inspector General of Police and other Security Agencies in the country to secure the release of seven orphans and their coordinator kidnapped last Saturday in Rachels Home, Abaji in the Federal Capital Territory.
The President of COCHIN, Senator Eze Ajoku made the call during a visit to Rachels Home, Kurudu Abuja.
Senator Eze Ajoku who expressed concern over the urgly development said the innocent orphans were kidnapped in the early hours of Saturday.
According to him, orphans should not be made to pass through challenges that would further jeopardize their future and hope of a better country.
Senator Eze Ajoku who said the kidnapped orphans are within the ages of five and sixteen called for their urgent rescue to avoid been hurt.
“For we in COCHIN, we don’t have the ten million naira the kidnappers are demanding for, therefore, we are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari, Inspector General of Police, FCT Commissioner of Police and the Minister of FCT to urgently intervene to ensure the release of the children”, Senator Ajoku stated.
He stressed the need for more proactive measures that would safe guard lives and property of all Nigerians irrespective of status and location in the country.
Senator Ajoku who explained that COCHIN would continue to put in place modalities that would ensure the well being of children in Orphanages across the country advised Proprietors of Orphanages to put in place security measures that would protect the children in their various homes.
Receiving the COCHIN Executives and members, the Administrative Officer of Rachels Home, Kurudu Abuja, Mr Pedro Odewu thanked the team for the solidarity visit.
Mr Odewu also appealed for unconditional release of the children.
Highlights of the visit were special prayers for the release of the orphans and presentation of food items to the orphanage.