The Kano State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has rescued 13 victims of human trafficking in the state.

According to Mohammed Lawal-Falala, the state commandant of the corps, the victims were rescued on May 20, 2024, at Dan Tsinke Quarters in Tarauni Local Government Area.

Lawal-Falala stated that the corps received information that a man was keeping young female children in his house and trafficking them to Cameroon in search of better opportunities.

Coordinating special surveillance, the corps operatives rescued the victims. One suspect was arrested for keeping the victims in his house, while two prime suspects remain at large.

The rescued victims included five women, three female children, a boy, and four men. They were en route to Maiduguri, intending to continue to Cameroon for labor exploitation. Out of the 13 victims, 10 are from Kano, while three are from Jigawa.

The victims will be handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for necessary action. Lawal-Falala urged residents to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities to ensure a crime-free and safe state.

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