The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Sokoto state says it has rescued 22 trafficked Nigerians bound for Tripoli, Libya.
The NAPTIP Zonal Command in Sokoto, Abubakar Bashiru disclosed this while addressing journalists on Tuesday.
According to Bashiru, the victims who are between the ages of 15 to 20 years were rescued in Niger Republic and are mostly from the southern part of Nigeria.
Bashiru added that the victims have been repatriated to Nigeria by the Nigerian police who then handed them over to the officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service at the Illela border.
He also said NAPTIP has commenced investigation to find out the culprit responsible for the heinous crime against the victims.