The Katsina State Police Command has rescued 29 victims of human trafficking including children.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, December 16, said the victims were intercepted at Unguwar Jummai village in Mai'addua Local Government Area of the state while on transit from the southern part of Nigeria to Libya, Algeria and Turkey.
"On 11/12/2020 at about 23:00hrs, the Command succeeded in rescuing twenty-nine (29) persons, comprising twenty three ( 22) females and five (5) male, and two (2) children, all victims of human trafficking on transit from the southern part of Nigeria to Libya, Algeria and Turkey respectively. Victims were intercepted at Unguwar Jummai village, Mai'addua LGA of Katsina state, a border town with Niger Republic." the statement says.
Isah explained that investigations was ongoing with a view to arrest the traffickers. Below are names of those rescued:
1. Samiyat Adekunle, 'F', aged 19yrs of Akure, Ondo state.
2. Mopelola Akinpelu, 'F', aged 19yrs of Temioluwa, Ondo state
3. Rejoice Awala, 'F', aged 22yrs of Gbenefa, Ondo state.
4. Motunrayo Oluyede, 'F', 19yrs of Akinseye, Ondo state.
5. Ogonna Blessing, 'F', 20yrs of Igushin, Ondo state.
6. Fatima Oluwaishemu, 'F', aged 38yrs of Ilesha, Osun state
7. Rashidat Fadeyi, 'F', aged 25yrs of Abeokuta, Ogun state
8. Karimat Fadeyi, 'F', aged16 months of the same address.
9. Zainab Yekini, 'F', aged 25yrs of Iyanofa, Oyo state.
10. Yekeni Bolanle, 'm, aged 46yrs of Iyanofa, Oyo state.
11. Rukayat Yekeni, 'F', aged 16yrs of the same address.
12. Ibrahim Ibrahim, 'm', aged 20yrs of Ibadan, Oyo State.
13. Okunlola Tunde, 'm, aged 20yrs of Ibadan, Oyo state
14. Salihu Muheen, 'M', aged 20yrs of Osogbo, Osun state.
15. Sakinat Musa, f, aged 43yrs of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiri state.
16. Zainab Musa, f , aged 19yrs of the same address.
17. Elizabeth Samson, f, aged 29yrs of Kwale Umusagiye, Delta State.
18. Kudirat Kukoyi, f, aged 22yrs of Ketu, Lagos.
19. Rukayat Razak, f, 22yrs of Illorin, Kwsra state.
20. Kafayat Latif, f, 19yrs of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state
21. Rukayat Latif, f, aged 22yrs of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state
22. Sherifat Abdulatif, f, aged 41yrs, of the same address.
23. Maryam Abdulateef, f, aged 21yrs of the same address.
24. Tolulope Akinsosoye, f, aged 22yrs of Akure, Ondo state.
25. Ifeoluwa Precious, f, aged 18yrs of Ile-Ife, Osun state.
26. Sunday Omotayo, f, aged 35yrs of Owode Yewa Ogun state.
27. Sunday Tomisi, f, aged 4yrs of the same address