The Nigerian Navy has rescued 18 victims of human trafficking at Rijiyar Lemu in Ungogo Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State.
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.
The team localized in Rijiyar Lemu and Bachirawa areas where detailed reconnaissance led to the rescue of the victims who were housed in an uncompleted building.
Consequently, 2 of the suspected traffickers were arrested while others fled.
Accordingly, the victims were kept in custody of the College where medication and other necessary attention were offered.
Also, the Kano Zonal office of National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP) in Kano have been contacted and handed over the victims and suspects for further investigation.
The Nigerian Navy have called on all perpetrators of crimes to desist from such acts or face the consequences like the others.
Reporting by Mary Fatile and Chukwuma Agbanusi; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino