Government officials managing IDP camps have been accused of participating in an ongoing child trafficking scam in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps. According to information posted to its official Twitter handle on Thursday, August 25, an organisation called Orodata Science claimed that there was evidence that government officials and leaders of groups operate an elaborate system through which they smuggle children out of IDP camps to make money.

Orodata, which describes itself as a “Civic Tech Org. using visual data to track resources, disaster, conflicts, facilitate processes, predict outcomes, foster accountability & citizen engagement”, says its information comes from International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICiR), an independent, nonprofit news agency that seeks to promote transparency and accountability. According to Orodata, officials and group leaders allegedly abduct children (male and female) between the ages of 5 and 15 years old and sell them for between 10,000 and 100,000.

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