The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons, Kano State Command on Tuesday said that the agency has taken custody of 48 victims of human trafficking, who were allegedly on their way to Europe.
Abdullahi Babale, Zonal Coordinator of the Command, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
According to Babale, who spoke in Kano, the Jigawa State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service in collaboration with the Police in Niger Republic rescued and handed the victims over to NAPTIP.
He said that the victims, who are between the ages of 14 and 30, consisted of 36 Nigerians that hailed from Anambra, Benue, Edo, Kogi, Osun, Ondo and Rivers States, and also has 12 Ghanaians.
The zonal coordinator said that preliminary investigations revealed that all the victims, who were undergoing counselling in a shelter at the time of the arrest, were heading to Europe.