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Boy, 14, flees from parents in Jos, rescued in Lagos


boyA fourteen-year-old boy, Israel Solomon, who fled his parent’s home in Jos was Monday evening intercepted and rescued by operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command at Ojota, Lagos.

Solomon, from the Birom tribe of Plateau, was seen wandering Ojota Bus Stop, when operatives decided to call him for questioning.

He said his parents live in Mango Junction, Opposite Gada Biyu, Jos.

He could not give reasons why he ran away from home. All effort to make him give reasons for his actions proved abortive.

Solomon said the bus conveying him from Jos got to Lagos late at Sunday evening, adding that he passed the night sleeping under the pedestrian bridge at the Ojodu Berger Bus Stop.

He explained that he was trekking from Ojodu Berger to Ojota when the officer cited him wandering, emphasizing that he knew no relatives in Lagos before embarking on the journey.


A source said checks on his body did not show any evidence of physical abuse. He also could not give the phone contact of his parents or any of his relatives based in Jos, Plateau.

Solomon has been taken to Olusosun Police Station, behind Phillip, Ojota by the RRS Team.

The source disclosed that he would be taken from there to a station where radio signal would be raised to the closest police station to his house in Jos.

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