The Katsina State Police Command on Wednesday rescued nine victims of human trafficking in Daura. The victims were on transit when the police ran into them. The trafficker flee on sighting the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed that the police on receiving credible intelligence, raided a criminal hideout in Daura Local Government Area where the victims were rescued.
The PPRO identified the rescued victims as Timilaye Ojo (26) from Lagos State, Blessing Joseph (19) from Edo, and Khadija Abdullahi (29) from Ondo State. Safiyyat Ahmed (21) from Lagos State, Precious Nuhu (22) from Kaduna State, and Bolanle Adewusi (32) from Ogun State.
Others include Okpoekwu Eunice (28) from Enugu State, Kabirat Azeez (19) from Ondo State and Taiwo Adeolo (27) also from Ondo State.
According to the PPRO, “In the course of investigation, the victims stated that they were conveyed from Kano State to Daura by a driver, who on sighting the police team, abandoned the victims and took to his heels.”
Isah added that the victims also stated that they were on their way to Libya through Niger Republic when they were rescued.