The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), has arrested a Kano-based notorious human trafficker, Nurudeen Sani, that has been on its watch list.
The arrest was executed by a joint team of the Department of State Services, (DSS), NAPTIP and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, (NSCDC), following a tip-off by concerned neighbours.
In a statement, NAPTIP indicated that the latest arrest followed a tip-off from some concerned stakeholders in Kano, who were disturbed by the nefarious activities of the suspect.
It said: “The well planned operation also led to the rescue of 13 Libya bound victims of human trafficking, made up of two boys and 11 girls just as the agency has commenced manhunt for two members of the trafficking ring, whose names were given as Bose and Ismeal.
The victims were allegedly recruited from the South Western region of the country and rescued at Basarawa community along the Kano–Kastina road by combined security operatives while heading to Libya through the Republic of Niger.
The suspect is presently under interrogation by NAPTIP operatives while the victims are undergoing counselling as part of the agency’s rehabilitation procedure.