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Nigeria’s secret police rescue 27 human trafficking victims

KANO, Nigeria (The Informant247) – Department of State Services (DSS) in Nigeria’s Kano state rescued 27 victims of human trafficking, mostly women, officials said in a statement on Thursday.

The victims, ranging from 19 years to 40 years old, and the suspected trafficker were set to travel to Libya for employment.

The Kano Zonal Commander of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Abdullahi Babale told reporters that the victims were recruited from Oyo, Osun, Kogi, Ondo, Ekiti, Lagos and Ogun states.

“They fall between the ages of 19 years and 40 years, with 23 females and four males,” Babale said.

He explained that the Agency would arraign the suspect as well as reunite the victims with their families.

Human trafficking is common in Nigeria with victims kidnapped or coerced into domestic labour, sex work or other forced labour.

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