470 victims of human trafficking rescued in Katsina

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it rescued about 470 victims of human trafficking in Katsina in 2023.

The NAPTIP Commander in the state, Musa Aliyu revealed this to the newsmen on Saturday in Katsina.

According to him, within the year under review, the command in Katsina was also able to arrest and convict about four human traffickers.

He also revealed that they had received 25 cases of human trafficking, and also two cases of Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP).

“Within 2023, the command in  Katsina rescued 470 victims of human trafficking, and reunited them with their respective families,” the NAPTIP commander said.

According to the commander, the command is expecting some rehabilitation items from the NAPTIP headquarters to enable them to rehabilitate trafficked victims.

He also disclosed that NAPTIP in collaboration with the International Centre for Migration on Policy Development (ICMPD) had organised a series of sensitisation for border communities.

“We also carried out sensitisation programmes in conjunction with the Katsina  government, for Religious and Traditional leaders, and also for youths in Mai’adua, Baure and Mashi Local Government Areas ,” he said.

Aliyu explained that the command through the ICMPD was able to conduct free medical treatment for over 80 victims of human trafficking in the state.

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