Kano - The National Agency for the Prohibition of
Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) said it
rescued over 50 victims of trafficking in the Kano Zone of the agency
from January to September.
The states in Kano Zone are Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Jigawa and Plateau.
Malam Aliyu Kalli, the agency’s Head of Public Enlightenment in the
zone, told reporters in Kano on Wednesday that the agency recorded 32
cases of human trafficking, child labour and child abuse within the
"The victims have undergone various counselling and rehabilitation
both medically and psychologically before they were reunited with their
According to him, the agency has concluded investigation into 20 of
the cases and has also prosecuted those involved in the offences.
He said that the remaining cases were still under investigation.
Kalli said that the agency had secured conviction of six persons for
human trafficking and child abuse within the period under review.
The public enlightenment officer solicited the cooperation of the
populace in tackling human trafficking and other related offences.
He commended the media as well as traditional and religious leaders
in the zone for their support, calling for greater collaboration with
the agency in its fight against human trafficking.