NAPTIP rescues 35 victims of human trafficking in Niger Rep

…enroute to Europe

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), has rescued 35 victims of alleged human trafficking in Niger Republic.

The Zonal Coordinator of the Agency in Kano, Mr Abdullahi Babale, who disclosed this in Kano on Friday said that the rescued victims were handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service and transferred to NAPTIP at Kongolam International Border Post, Maiadua in Katsina State.

The Coordinator said, “out of the total number, six of the victims are males and 29 females with aged between five and 42 years respectively.”

He said the victims were allegedly transported and recruited from Ondo, Lagos, Enugu, Anambra, Oyo, Imo, Ogun, Ekiti, Edo, Osun, Kogi and Abia states.

“The  victims were on their way to Europe through the Nigerian border,” adding that the agency had commenced investigation into the matter.

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