Nigerian Navy Rescues 18 Victims From HumanTraffickers
By Martha Obi, Abuja
The Nigerian Navy has rescued 18 victims from human trafficking at Rijiyar Lemu in Ungogo Local Government Area, LGA of Kano State.
The Director of Information Navy, Commodore Adedotun Ayo- Vaughan said, “the rescue was done sequel to a tip off from an officer in the Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics College, NNFLC Dawakin Tofa whose sister was being trafficked through Kano enroute Libya and France. Upon receipt of the information, the NNFLC internal security team swung into action”.
Ayo- Vaughan noted that the team localised Rijiyar Lemu and Bachirawa areas where detailed reconnaissance led to the rescue of the victims who were housed in an uncompleted building.
“Furthermore, 2 of the suspected traffickers were arrested while others are at large,” he said.
The victims were kept in custody of the College where medication and other necessary attention were offered.
He added that the Kano Zonal office of ele vational Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related matters, NAPTIP in Kano was informed.
Consequently, the suspects and victims were handed over to NAPTIP for interrogation and further necessary action.
While pledging her unalloyed loyalty to the fulfilment of her constitutional mandate, the Nigerian Navy wishes to advise perpetrators of crimes to desist from such acts.