NAPTIP receives 51 rescued victims of human trafficking in Kano

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By Ramatu Garba

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Kano Zonal Command, has received 51 rescued victims of human trafficking.

Its Zonal Commander, Mr Abdullahi Babale stated this on Monday in Kano during the handing-over of the victims rescued by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

He said said operatives of the agency arrested two suspects in connection with the trafficking, adding that the rescued victims aged between 18 and 50, comprised 49 females and two males.

“The victims were rescued on April 21, at Hotoro motor park in Kano metropolis by the State Hisbah Board on their way to Cote d’Voire, to secure visa to travel to Saudi Arabia for labour exploitation.

“Out of the 51 victims, two are from Niger Republic, while others were from Kano, Katsina, Yobe and Jigawa states,” he said.

While appreciating Dr Aminu Daurawa, the Director-General, Kano State Hisbah Board, for his cooperation, Babale said investigation was ongoing and the suspects would be charged to court.

“The rescued victims would be counselled and rehabilitated before reuniting them with their families”. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Remi Koleoso/Rabiu Sani-Ali

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