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NAPTIP rescues 470 human trafficking victims in Katsina – Cmdr.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has announced that it has rescued 470 victims of human trafficking in Katsina in 2023.

The NAPTIP Commander in the state, Musa Aliyu, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Katsina on Saturday.

He said within the year under review, the command had arrested and convicted four traffickers.

“We received 25 human trafficking cases and two Violence Against Persons Act (VAPP) cases.

“In 2023, the command rescued 470 human trafficking victims and reunited them with their families,” said NAPTIP Commander.

According to him, the command is looking forward to the provision of some rehabilitation items from the NAPTIP headquarters to enable the rehabilitation of trafficking victims.

He disclosed that NAPTIP, in collaboration with the International Center for Migration and Policy Development (ICMPD), organized a series of awareness-raising activities for border communities.

“We also worked with the Katsina government to conduct sensitization programs targeting religious and traditional leaders and youth in Maiadua, Baule and Masi local government areas,” he said.

Aliyu explained that the command, through ICMPD, was able to provide free treatment to 80 victims of human trafficking.

He noted that medical assistance is now needed to address issues of trauma and sexual exploitation among trafficking victims.


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