The National Agency For the Prohibition Of Trafficking In Persons, Makurdi Zonal Command has rescued five victims and apprehended eight suspects.

Among those arrested were an 80-year-old woman, Innocent Josephine, and a 56-year-old woman, Ude Rosaline, both identified as key players in the trafficking.

Other members include; Samuel Takura (50), Williams Minde (35), Mrs. Celina Obiasogu (52), Virginia Okonkwo (50), Anthonia Onura (60), and Ede Sunday Ngozi (52).

The zonal director, Mrs Gloria Bai said the command swung into action after receiving a distress call from a mother who was looking for her twins. Bai said upon investigation, it was discovered that the twins were allegedly sold in December 2023.
She said, “Between January 17 and 22, 2024, NAPTIP operatives conducted meticulous surveillance and rescue operations across the Makurdi metropolis.

“The investigation unveiled a modus operandi wherein the syndicate targeted vulnerable homes, including IDP camps, posing as helpers for education sponsorship.

February 3, 2024

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