Nigeria Immigration Service has handed over about 21 suspected victims of human trafficking to the Kano Zonal Office of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons.
The Zonal Coordinator of the agency in Kano, Abdullahi Babale, disclosed this on Monday, saying that the victims were rescued on Sunday at the Kongolom border in Katsina State.
The coordinator further explained that the 21 rescued victims included 13 females and eight males.
Babale further revealed that another set of 27 victims were also rescued at the same kongolam border and handed over to NAPTIP by the Nigerien Police on Monday, 28 February, 2022.
According to him, “the rescued victims, 15 females and 12 men, were on their way to Libya, Tunisia and Europe.”
NAPTIP has started an indepth investigation over the two incidents and would prosecute the traffickers shortly, an official indicated.