The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), disclosed that the agency has rescued 135 victims and arrested 86 suspected human traffickers in Kano State from January till date.
This development was announced by the Commander in charge of NAPTIP in Kano Zone,Mr Shehu Umar, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday September 15 in Kano.
Umar stated that the rescued 135 victims includes 23 male and 112 female.
He further explained that the command received 86 cases included 28 child abuse cases, 22 external and internal human trafficking, six rape cases.five child labour cases,and four sexual abuse cases.
He added that about 21 cases were transferred to other security agencies.
He further revealed that of the 86 suspected traffickers, 44 were female and 42 male..
“On receiving information the agency conducted operations from Jan to Sept.11 which led to the arrest of the suspects and rescuing of the victims.” He said.
Umar also warned Nigerians against departing the country through reckless means.