Operatives of the Katsina police command have busted a syndicate of human traffickers who were travelling to Libya through the Niger Republic border axis.
It was gathered that 15 trafficked persons consisting of eight females and seven males were rescued by the police at about 03:30hrs on Friday April 8.
The development is confirmed in a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Gambo Isah.
He said in a press briefing at the command headquarters in Katsina that the traffickers were caught at Baraji Quarters in Daura Local Government Area of the state while conveying the victims.
The driver reportedly abandoned the victims and ran into the bush upon sighting the police. Efforts are ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects, the police spokesperson added.