Police arrest wanted human trafficking kingpin in Katsina
The police operatives in Katsina State succeeded in arresting a human trafficking kingpin, Abubakar Habibu, in Daura Local Government Area of the state.
This command’s spokesman, Gambo Isah, said in a statement in Katsina on Saturday that the suspect was arrested at a police checkpoint along Kongolom-Daura Road, Daura, on August 11.
According to him, the suspect has been on the wanted list of the command in connection with a case of human trafficking under investigation.
“On 11/08/2020 at about 1630hours Base on reliable tip off, the command succeeded in arresting one Abubakar Habibu ‘M’ of Koza Village, Maiadua L.G.A of katsina state, a notorious kingpin of Human Trafficking syndicate terrorizing Katsina state.
“He was arrested at a police check point along Kongolom – Daura road, katsina state and is wanted in connection with a case of Human trafficking which is under investigation by the Command.
“The syndicate specialises in conveying their victims on motorcycles across the Nigerian boarder to Niger Republic for onward trafficking to Libya and to Europe.
“In the course of investigation suspect confessed to the Commission of the offence.
“Efforts is ongoing to arrest other members of the syndicate. Investigation is ongoing”, SP Gambo Isah, the state Command’s public relations officer said.