By G9ija

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has said that it rescued 135 victims and arrested 86 suspected human traffickers in Kano State from January till date.

Mr Shehu Umar, the Commander in charge of NAPTIP in Kano Zone, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Kano.
Omar said that the rescued 135 victims comprised 23 males and 112 females.

He further explained that the command received 86 cases which involved 22 external and internal human trafficking, 28 child abuse cases, five child labour cases, four sexual abuse cases and six rape cases.

The zonal commander also said 21 of the cases were transferred to other relevant security agencies.

“Out of 86 suspects arrested, 44 were females and 42 males.

“On receiving information, the agency conducted operations from Jan to Sept. 11 which led to the arrest of the suspects and rescuing of the victims,” he said.

He, however, warned Nigerians against embarking on overseas journeys recklessly in the name of searching for greener pasture.