The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), said it has rescued 13 victims and arrested one suspected human trafficker in Kano State.
The Zonal Commander in charge of Kano Zone, Barrister Abdullahi Babale stated this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Kano.
He noted that the 13 rescued victims included 11 females and two males within the age range of 15 and 36-year-old
Babale said based on intelligence report on the movement of the victims from Ogun and Ondo State enroute Kano via Niger Republic to Libya.
“On receiving the information special operation was coordinated,NAPTIP in collaboration with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps(NSCDC) and Department of State Security Service(DSS) to rescue the victims on July 26.
” We apprehended one suspect and rescued the victims in an uncompleted building at Bandirawo City along Daura Road”
He further explained that investigation is ongoing to arrest other suspects.
The Commander cautioned Nigerians against embarking on a overseas journey without specific reasons for doing so.
He called on parents to protect their children from being exploited and lured into slavery in search of greener pasture.