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Offences of Human Trafficking: NAPTIP Rescues 80 Underage Victims In Kano Zone


No Fewer than 80 Children have been rescued by the Operatives of Kano Zonal Command, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) from January 2021 to date in the Zone.

The Kano Zonal Commander, NAPTIP Babale Abdullahi disclosed this to Justice Watch News as part of the activity to commomerate this year’s Children Day.

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Babale also said the victims were rescued from various offences of human trafficking ranging from child labour, exploitation, sexual exploitation, fraudulent entry of person, smuggling of migrants and other related offences.

The Commander lamented that the issue of child labour and servitude within the zone are rising at the alarming rate, particularly in Kano and neighbouring states.

” This is among the challenges facing the Agency and society in general.”

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Babale explained that ” Trafficking In Person Act 2015, particularly section 23 clearly criminalised the employment, transportation, habouring or hiring out children under age of 12 year, as a domestic worker any where and it attracts a minimum punishiment of 6 years and not exceeding 7 years

” If a child exceed 12 year and subjected to any work related to exploitation, injurious or hazardous to the physical or social development of his life, is an offence that can attracts liable conviction for a minimum term of 2 years without option of fine but not exceeding 7 years”. Babale further explained.

He urged parents and other relevant stakeholders to be up to their task and perform their responsibilities and regularly supervise their wards on their daily activities so as to reduce the menace of child trafficking and molestation to the bearest minimum.

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