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19 victims rescued from claws of human traffickers

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), Kano zonal command has rescued 19 victims of human trafficking.

The survivors were rescued in the state between Sept. 13 and 18, by the Joint Border Task Force.

NigeriaCrime.com learned that the suspected trafficker, an indigene of Kano who was taking the victims to Libya, for commercial sex and labour was also arrested during the joint operation.

The survivors were recruited from different parts of the country, like Abia, Kaduna, Lagos, Ebonyi, Edo, Imo, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Enugu and Kogi states.

Confirming the rescue, Abdullahi Babale, Zonal Commander of the agency, said that the survivors were those rescued in the state between Sept. 13 and 18, by the Joint Border Task Force, adding that the suspected trafficker was also arrested during the joint operation.

He disclosed that the survivors were recruited from Abia, Kaduna, Lagos, Ebonyi, Edo, Imo, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Enugu and Kogi states.

According to Babale, the suspect is an indigene of Kano and was taking the victims to Libya, for commercial sex and labour exploitation, while the survivors were between the ages of 18 to 32 years.

The zonal commander also disclosed that 18 of the survivors were females while one was male.

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