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Trafficking: NAPTIP rescues 19 suspected survivors in Kano

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

Mr Abdullahi Babale, Zonal Commander of the agency, made this known in Kano while speaking with Newsmen on Tuesday.

Babale 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.

Revealed that 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.

Recalls that 18 of the survivors were females while one was a male. (NAN)

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