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Human Trafficking: Police Rescue Female Victim, Nabs Suspects in Sokoto

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Musa Na Allah Sokoto

Sokoto state police command has rescued a female victim, Miss Precious Oke, from the hands of a syndicate of human traffickers at Illela border town of the state.

Parading the suspected traffickers, the State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel said the quick intervention of the police to rescue the victims is part of the operation of the recently launched (“X- SQUAD) by the Sokoto Police Command.

He said the victim, Miss Precious was trapped at Illela border town on her way to the Niger Republic when she sighted the police, and her trafficker asked her to go into hiding and she complied.

The victim made a distress call to the Sokoto Police public relations officer of the command who immediately alerted the vigilant police patrol team at Illela where Precious was traced and rescued

The quick reaction response force however arrested two suspected facilitators at Illela and Sokoto metropolis.

The Police further reiterated that the concerted effort would continue until all members of the syndicate are rounded up.

CP Gumel appealed to parents to be on alert on the movement and whereabouts of their female children, especially now that the love for money and getting rich quickly has occupied the minds of youths and elderly of the respective gender.

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