DSP Habibu Musa, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Adamawa State, has raised the alarm over child disappearances in the state.
Musa expressed the concern, stating that "frequent disappearances of children in the state is now worrisome".
He, therefore, urged parents to be more vigilant.
In a statement issued on Saturday in Yola, the PPRO called on parents to ensure they monitor the movement of their children and those they relate with.
The statement described the situation as “worrisome and disturbing”, but noted that the Police had deployed its personnel to track and apprehend the perpetrators.
The statement read: “The Adamawa Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that incessant stealing of children by unknown persons is on the increase in the state.
“The Command, therefore advises parents to be security conscious and be watchful of the movement of their children and whom they relate with.
“Also those that convey your children to schools to and fro should be equally identified by the school authorities.”
The command further advised parents to warn their children against taking free rides and receiving gifts from unknown persons.