NAPTIP rescues 19 victims of human trafficking to Libya in Kano

NAPTIP rescues 19 Libya-bound human trafficking victims in Kano

The Kano National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Zonal Command rescued 19 victims of human trafficking.

Abdullahi Babale, area commander of the agency, who disclosed in a statement on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, said a suspected trafficker had also been arrested.

He said the survivors were those rescued in the state between September 13 and September 18 by the Joint Border Task Force.

Babale revealed that the survivors aged between 18 and 32 were recruited from Abia, Kaduna, Lagos, Ebonyi, Edo, Imo, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Enugu and Kogi states.

According to Babale, the suspect is a native of Kano, and was taking the victims to Libya, for the sex trade and labor exploitation.

The area commander also disclosed that 18 of the survivors were female while one was male.

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