The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP), Kano Zone, said it had rescued no fewer than 69 victims of human trafficking from January to date.

The NAPTIP Zonal Commander in Kano, Mr. Shehu Umar, said out of the figure, 32 were males, while 37 were females.

He said the command was able to arrest 33 suspects out of whom 23 were males, while 10 were females.

He added that based on the preliminary investigation, the victims and their leader were on their way to Niger Republic and from there to Morocco.

Umar affirmed that the command would continue to work in collaboration with other security agencies with a view to checking the ugly trend.

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