Nigerian Navy arrested two human traffickers and rescued 18 victims in kano




The Nigerian Navy has rescued 18 victims of human trafficking at Rijiyar Lemu in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano State.


Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, The Director of Information Navy, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, February 6, said the rescue was done at about 10 pm on Saturday, following the information from an officer in the Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics College (NNFLC) Dawakin Tofa, whose sister was being trafficked through Kano enroute Libya and France.


According to the statement, “Immediately after receiving the information, the NNFLC internal security team swung into action. The team localized Rijiyar Lemu and Bachirawa areas where detailed reconnaissance led to the rescue of the victims who were housed in an uncompleted building. Also, two of the suspected traffickers were arrested.”


The victims were kept in the custody of the College where medication and other necessary attention were offered. Also, the Kano Zonal office of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP) in Kano was informed.

The suspects and victims were handed over to NAPTIP for interrogation and further necessary action on Monday 6 February 2023.


While pledging her unalloyed loyalty to the fulfillment of her constitutional mandate, the Nigerian Navy wishes to advise perpetrators of crimes to desist from such acts.



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