Human Trafficking: NAPTIP Rescues 35 Victims

  • In Niger Republic

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

NAPTIP’s Zonal Coordinator in Kano, Mr Abdullahi Babale, said the rescued victims were handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and transferred to NAPTIP at Kongolam International Border Post, Maiadua in Katsina State.

Babale told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN} in Kano on Friday that; “the victims comprised six males and 29 females, aged between five and 42 years respectively.”

He stated the victims were allegedly transported and recruited from Ondo, Lagos, Enugu, Anambra, Oyo, Imo, Ogun, Ekiti, Edo, Osun, Kogi, and Abia states, adding that; “The victims were on their way to Europe through the Nigerian border.”

According to him, the Agency had commenced investigations into the matter with a view of bringing the culprits to book.  – NAN

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