More than 160 children have been rescued from a “baby factory” and two unregistered orphanages in Nigeria’s main city, Lagos, an official has said.
Some of the babies and children had been sexually abused,
Agboola Dabiri added.
It is not uncommon for Nigerian authorities to raid “baby factories”.
In some cases, unmarried pregnant women are promised healthcare, only for their children to be taken away. In others, women are raped and made pregnant.
The babies can be sold for adoption, used for child labor, trafficked to Europe for prostitution or killed for ritual purposes.