The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP has rescued 71 victims and arrested three suspected human traffickers in Kano State.

The Agency’s Zonal Commander in charge of Kano Shehu Umar who made the known said the NAPTIP Joint Board Task Force gathered intelligence on the movement of the victims and suspects. He added that on receiving information the agency conducted operations which led to the arrest of the suspects and rescued of the victims.

Umar also explained that 18 out of the 71 rescued victims were Cameroonian nationale, comprising 14 Males and 4 females, while19 Nigerians comprised of 11 males and 8 females, adding that that the Cameroonians would be handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS for further investigations and repatriation.

While 19 Nigerian rescued victims aged between 15 and 28-years-old hailed from Kano State.

The Commander announced that the Agency had on July 19, received transfer of 34 victims of human trafficking from the NIS, Katsina State Command, comprising of 24 females and 10 males.