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Police in Niassa province rescued 22 children at Cuamba train station over the weekend. The children, aged between eight and 14 years old, were seized as they were getting off a train from Nampula in the company of a 45-year-old man, now in custody.
They were allegedly destined for forced labour in the tobacco fields of Cuamba district.
Police spokesman Alves Mathe renewed appeals to parents and guardians to take the supervision of their children more seriously.
“Caregivers were involved in this case, and we want to hold them accountable. It is not permissible to hand over an eight-year-old child to a stranger to exploit; you don’t know what the child is going to be used for,” he said.Source: Rádio Moçambique