The Katsina Police Command said it successfully rescued twelve victims of human trafficking in Daura Local Government Area of the state.
This was confirmed by the State Command’s spokesman Gambo Isah on Wednesday.
Isah explained that the police rescued the victims following a very credible intelligence report on Tuesday.
According to him, “The victims were about to be ferried to Libya through the Niger Republic when the police team invaded the house where they were being accommodated in the village.
“Details of the victims are: Madinat Adekeje, 39, (female) of Kwara State; Aminat Kazeem, 25 (female) (Oyo State); Orobore Francis, 21, (male, Edo State ); Mike Emuagbon, 22 (‘M’, Edo State); Oladoke Uhunoma, 33 ( female, Edo State); Elizabeth Idemudia, 16 (female, Edo State); Fatima Ibrahim,25 (female, Osun State); Elizabeth Egbayelo, 32 (female, Ondo State).
“Others included Olawale Oyindamola, 19 (female, Ondo State) Victoria Chidi, 14 (female, Ondo State); Folashayo Oluwabunmi, 30, (female, Ogun State) and Suliyat Omotayo, 25 (female Ogun State).
“The Command is making efforts to arrest the owner of the house, one Yahaya Dahiru, ‘M’, of Kalgo village, Daura and their driver, one Mas’udu Dusha, ‘M’, of Yankara village, Mai’addua.”
He also assured that the police will hand over the victims to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).