Police in Katsina State rescued nine victims of human trafficking on Wednesday.
Police spokesman in the state, SP Gambo Isah, stated in Katsina that based on credible intelligence, police raided a criminal hideout in Daura Local Government Area and rescued the victims.
“Those rescued are Timilaye Ojo (26) from Lagos State, Blessing Joseph (19) from Edo, and Khadija Abdullahi (29) from Ondo State.
“Others are Safiyyat Ahmed (21) from Lagos State, Precious Nuhu (22) from Kaduna State, and Bolanle Adewusi (32) from Ogun.
“Also rescued were Okpoekwu Eunice (28) from Enugu State, Kabirat Azeez (19) from Ondo State and Taiwo Adeolo (27) also from Ondo State.
“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,” he stated.
Isah added that the victims also stated that they were on their way to Libya through Niger Republic when they were rescued.
He assured that investigation was on-going to arrest the traffickers.