Katsina State’s Police Command says that 12 people who were Victims of Human Trafficking were rescued in the Daura Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Gambo Isah, the spokesman for the State Command, said that as of Wednesday evening, the details of how the victims were found and rescued were still unknown.
On Tuesday, he said, the police freed the victims after getting a very good intelligence tip.
The victims caught up in the Human Trafficking, he claims, were due to be transported to Libya via the Niger Republic when the police force stormed the house where they were staying in the village.
Madinat Adekeje, 39, is a female from Kwara State. Aminat Kazeem, 25, is a female from Oyo State. Mike Emuagbon, 22, is a male from Edo State. Oladoke Uhunoma, 33, is a female from Edo State. Elizabeth Idemudia, 16, is a female from Edo State. Fatima Ibrahim, 25, is a female from Ondo State.
Olawale Oyindamola, 19 (female, Ondo State), Victoria Chidi, 14 (female, Ondo State), Folashayo Oluwabunmi, 30, (female, Ogun State), and Suliyat Omotayo, 25, (female, Ondo State) were among the others (female, Ondo State).
He promised that the victims would be handed over to NAPTIP, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.
One Yahaya Dahiru, “M”, of Kalgo village, Daura, and their driver, one Mas’udu Dusha, “M,” of Yankara village, Mai’addua,” Isah said, adding that the command is working to apprehend the house’s owner.
Nigeria has been identified as one of the major African countries for human trafficking, including both cross-border and domestic trafficking. There were 181,000 migrants who came to Italy across the Mediterranean in 2016. Nigerians made up 21% of them.
Human Trafficking in Nigeria
Despite the fact that child trafficking has been occurring in Nigeria since the 1960s, public awareness and focus on the issue have only recently increased since the mid-1990s. In 1994, trafficked people were sent to Europe and the Middle East to work as prostitutes. This caused a lot of people to pay attention to trafficking in Nigeria.
In Nigeria, the growing number of deportees who were trafficking victims and involved in prostitution has influenced the association of trafficking with prostitution, resulting in the abandonment of trafficking for other forms of labor. In the past, a broadcaster said that “trafficking in women” was “the transportation of young girls from one country to another for the sole purpose of prostitution.” This is not what it meant.
Although this definition is incomplete, it recognizes that children under the age of 18 make up the bulk of victims trafficked for prostitution. It does not, however, recognize human trafficking for other types of work. Women and children, particularly girls, are trafficked in Nigeria for various sorts of labor, including prostitution and sexual exploitation. According to studies, children are the most vulnerable victims of human trafficking in Nigeria, both locally and outside.