The Adamawa State Police Command has expressed concern over the frequent disappearance of children in the state and urged parents to be more vigilant. There have been rising reports of children being taken away by unknown persons, often disappearing without trace, in parts of the state. The command, in a statement issued yesterday in Yola by its spokesman, DSP Habibu Musa, counselled parents to monitor the movement of their children and other relations under their care. The statement described the situation as “worrisome and disturbing,” but said it had deployed its personnel to track and apprehend the perpetrators. ”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 to be watchful of the movement of their children and those whom they relate with. “Also those that convey your children to schools to and fro should be equally identified by the school authorities,” the statement read. The command further advised parents to warn their children against taking free rides and receiving gifts from unknown persons.