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Police arrest woman, 22, over alleged human trafficking in Borno

By Guardian Nigeria
01 April 2022   |   1:19 pm
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Mr Kamilu Muhammed, made the disclosure at a news conference at the command’s headquarters on Friday in Maiduguri.

The Police Command in Borno says it has arrested a 22-year-old woman, Bilkisu Ali, for alleged human trafficking.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Mr Kamilu Muhammed, made the disclosure at a news conference at the command’s headquarters on Friday in Maiduguri.

Muhammed said the suspect took a three year-old daughter of one Mohammed Madu, a civilia member of the Joint Task Force in Bama town, with intent to sell her to one Madam Joy of Abia, now at large.

He explained that men of the command trailed the suspect and rescued the victim unhurt in Damaturu, the Yobe capital.

According to him, the case is under investigation, while efforts are being made to arrest the fleeing accomplice.

The PPRO said that the command was not unmindful of the security challenges bedeviling the state, including culpable homicide, kidnapping, armed robbery and rape.

He noted that remarkable efforts had been made in addressing the situation which culminated in the relative peace currently being enjoyed by law-abiding citizens of the state.

Muhammed added that the command took some decisive approaches in tackling the challenges which ushered in a high level of calmness in the st

He said that the command had enjoyed support from the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba-Usman, in manpower and logistics as well as assistance from the state government.