By Abba Gwale
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Katsina State command has today rescued 10 victims of human trafficking.
The NIS Comptroller for Katsina, Abdurrazaq Muaazu, confirmed this to journalists, where he said the 10 victims who were from Lagos, Delta, and Edo, were rescued at Babban Mutum axis of the border post.
The victims are Austin Naney, Otto happiness, EyintuOluwa Adelola, Adams Zainab, Jamilu Zainab, Ogunnwa Yetunde, Andrew Ozugbo, Okafor Blessing, Azizat Adamu, and Adesola Eyinzuola.
He said the victims must have been misled by the human traffickers.
He added that the rescued people would be handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for further investigation, counselling, training, rehabilitation and prosecution as the case may be.
Abdulrazak warned human traffickers to stay away from Katsina, saying that NIS personnel were battle-ready to combat human trafficking.
“The command is prepared to burst the syndicate groups operating within our area of jurisdiction,” he warned.