The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Kano zonal command has rescued 19 victims of human trafficking.
Abdullahi Babale, Zonal Commander of the agency, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, said a suspected trafficker was also arrested.
He said the survivors were those rescued in the state between September 13 and 18, by the Joint Border Task Force.
Babale disclosed that the survivors who are between the ages of 18 to 32 years, 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.
The zonal commander also disclosed that 18 of the survivors were females while one was a male.