No fewer than 35 victims of alleged human trafficking in Niger Republic have been rescued by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP).
NAPTIP Zonal Coordinator in Kano, Mr Abdullahi Babale, made this known in an interview with NAN in Kano State.
Babele disclosed that the rescued victims were handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service and transferred to NAPTIP at Kongolam International Border Post, Maiadua area of Katsina State.
He said, “The rescued victims comprised six males and 29 females, aged between five and 42 years respectively.”
He said the victims were allegedly transported and recruited from Ondo, Lagos, Enugu, Anambra, Oyo, Imo, Ogun, Ekiti, Edo, Osun, Kogi and Abia states.
The victims were on their way to Europe through the Nigerian border and investigation has commenced into the matter,” Babale said.