NAPTIP rescues 35 victims being trafficked to Niger Republic

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) has rescued 35 victims who were being trafficked to the Niger Republic.

Zonal Coordinator of the Agency, Abdullahi Babale said the rescued victims have been handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service and transferred to NAPTIP at Kongolam International Border Post, Mai Adua in Katsina State.

The victims were reportedly transported and recruited from Ondo, Lagos, Enugu, Anambra, Oyo, Imo, Ogun, Ekiti, Edo, Osun, Kogi and Abia states, and were on their way to Europe through the Nigerian border.

Babale said:

“The victims comprised of six males and 29 females, aged between five and 42 years respectively.

“The victims were on their way to Europe through the Nigerian border.”

Meanwhile, the agency is now carrying out an investigation.