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Nigeria’s Anti-human Trafficking Agency Rescues 19 Europe-bound Victims In Kano




The Nationwide Company for Prohibition of Trafficking in Individuals, NAPTIP, on Monday, stated 4 suspected human traffickers had been arrested whereas nineteen victims had been rescued. 

The announcement was made via a consultant of the NAPTIP boss, Abdullahi Babale.

4 of the suspected traffickers are males, whereas the rescued victims are females between the ages of 14 and 29.

He stated, “The company obtained an intelligence report that the suspects harboured the victims of their home located at Jigawa State earlier than transferring them in batches to the Niger Republic.

“The victims had been on transit from Ondo, Ekiti, Delta, Anambra, Edo, Osun, Kogi, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Ogun and Lagos states en path to Rivers, Oyo, Osun, Delta and Ogun States, then to Europe through Libya.

“On receiving the data, a particular operation was coordinated by NAPTIP Joint Border Activity Power in collaboration with Katsina State Police Command and the 19 victims had been rescued on August 18.”

Babale stated the company additionally rescued 5 victims of kid labour and apprehended two suspects. 

He added that the victims had been 5 females between ages of 10 and 11. 

In accordance with him, the company obtained info that the victims had been on transit from Bareruwan Daji village in Katsina State en path to Kaduna through Kano.

He, nonetheless, referred to as on dad and mom to at all times defend their youngsters from being exploited and lured into slavery within the identify of in search of greener pastures.

The company had on August 9, rescued 80 victims of human trafficking en path to Kano through the Niger Republic to Europe.

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