The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, Kano Zonal Command says it has rescued 1,085 victim of human trafficking from January to July, 2023.
Kano Zonal Commander, NAPTIP, Mr Abdullahi Babale made this known to Journalists in his office.
He also said the number of victims is a combinations 932 victims of irregular migration, who were repatriated and handed over to NAPTIP through International Organisation for Migration, (IOM) in collaboration with National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria, (NEMA).
The Kano Zonal Commander of the Agency, pointed out that the Command in review rescued 153 victims of Human trafficking who were attempted to be trafficked outside the country.
He revealed that some were reescued in Libya, Niger Republic and other countries.
He added that the Agency is responsible for the documentation of victims of Human Trafficking, Counselling, Rehablitation and Repatriation.
He explained that analyis done by the Agency reveled that 80 percent represents male victims while 20 percent represent female victims.
According to him, the Agency in the Zone secured to convictions of Human Trafficking for various correctional terms.
Mr Babale noted that the Agency under the period in review organized campaign and sensitization program against Human Trafficking and child labour in the markets, schools and motorparks.
He added that the Agency in the zone inaugurated Anti Human Trafficking Vanguards in three schools of the Zone, they include: Federal Government College, Kano, other Schools in Jigawa and Bauchi.
He called on the public to provide intelligence to the Agency to curtail the menace of human trafficking in the zone.
Mr. Abdullahi Babale assured that door of the Agency is always open for recieving information on human trafficking and child labour.
He applauded other security agencies, Kano State Government, Civil Society Organizations, Religious Leaders for the supports towards achieving the set desired goals.