Police arrest Jigawa suspected human trafficker, rescue 19

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The Police Command in Jigawa State has arrested a 60-year-old female suspected human trafficker with 12 victims in Kazaure Local Government Area of the state.

Commissioner of Police, Mr Usman Tilli, said this on Thursday in Dutse while parading the suspect and her victims before newsmen.

He said the suspect, who gave her name as Hajiya Ladi Dahiru, was nabbed on Tuesday with 12 young girls below the age of 13 in Kazaure by policemen attached to Safer Highway Patrol.

He added that the suspect claimed to have taken the girls from their various villages to attend Islamiyya Schools in Kabala Doki, Kaduna State.

Tilli said some of the children were from Jigawa while others were from Falle Village in Kunchi Local Government Area of the state.

“Based on our investigation, the parents of the victims, whose ages range from nine to 12 years, handed over their daughters to the suspect with the belief that they were going to Islamiyya School in Kaduna.

“But further investigation revealed that the suspect only had a room and parlour in Kaduna, where she used the young girls for dubious act,” he said.

The police boss stressed that the suspect would be handed over to the appropriate agency for prosecution after the police had concluded their investigation into the case.

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