NigeriaKatsina Police Rescue 9 Women Being Trafficked To Libya

Katsina Police Rescue 9 Women Being Trafficked To Libya

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Katsina, Nigeria – The police command in Katsina has rescued nine women from being forcefully trafficked to Libya.

Katsina Police rescued 9 women being trafficked to Libya | File Image

Based on credible intelligence, police spokesman SP Gambo Isah stated that police raided a criminal hideout in Daura local government area and successfully rescued the victims.

“Those rescued are Timilaye Ojo (26) from Lagos State, Blessing Joseph (19) from Edo, and Khadija Abdullahi (29) from Ondo. Others are Safiyyat Ahmed (21) from Lagos State, Precious Nuhu (22) from Kaduna state, and Bolanle Adewusi (32) from Ogun,” said the police officer. “Also rescued were Okpoekwu Eunice (28) from Enugu state, Kabirat Azeez (19) from Ondo state and Taiwo Adeolo (27) also from Ondo state.”

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Mr Isah explained that “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 added that the victims also stated that they were on their way to Libya through the Niger Republic when police intercepted them.

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The police said investigations were ongoing to arrest the traffickers. (NAN)

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