The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP has rescued 35 victims of alleged human trafficking in Niger Republic.
Zonal Coordinator of the Agency in Kano Abdullahi Babale, made this known in in Kano, said the rescued victims were handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service and transferred to NAPTIP at Kongolam International Border Post, Maiadua in Katsina State.
He added that the victims comprised six males and 29 females, aged between five and 42 years.
The Zonal Coordinator said the victims were allegedly transported and recruited from Ondo, Lagos, Enugu, Anambra, Oyo, Imo, Ogun, Ekiti, Edo, Osun, Kogi and Abia states. Babale stated that victims were on their way to Europe through the Nigerian border,” adding that the agency had commenced investigation into the matter.