Nine victims of human trafficking rescued in Katsina

Nine victims of human trafficking have been rescued by men of the Katsina State Police Command in Daura Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, said the victims were enroute Libya through the Niger Republic border.

According to the PPRO, on September 29, at about 4pm, based on credible intelligence, the command raided a criminal hideout at Daura and rescued the victims, all females.

Details of the victims are; Timilaye Ojo, 26 years of Lagos state, Blessing Joseph,19, of Edo state, Khadija Abdullahi, aged 29 of Ondo state, Safiyyat Ahmed, aged 21 years of Lagos state, Precious Nuhu,22, of Kaduna state, and Bolanle Adewusi, 32, of Ogun state.

Others are; Okpoekwu Eunice aged 28, of Enugu state, Kabirat Azeez, 19, of Ondo state, and Taiwo Adeolo, 27, of Ondo state.

“In the course of investigation, the victims stated that they were conveyed from Kano state to Daura by a driver, who on sighting the police team, abandoned the victims and took to his heels.

They further stated that they are en route Libya through the Niger Republic border. Investigation is ongoing with a view to arresting the fleeing suspect.” he added.