18 Victims Of Human Trafficking Rescued by Edo Vigilantes

18 Victims Of Human Trafficking Rescued by Edo Vigilantes

A team of local vigilantes has rescued 28 victims of human trafficking.

This incident occurred in Benin City, Edo State.

Benin currently the capital of Edo State.

The state coordinator, Edo State Community Vigilante Security Network, Oboh Emmanuel Otoide, who disclosed this event on Saturday 22nd of January.

 

Oboh addressing journalists at the weekend, said the victims, between the ages of 13 and 17 years, were rescued during a stop and search operation by his men.

“The victims were rescued by our men around 2 a.m on Tuesday along Akpakpava Road in Benin City.

Three suspects, including two drivers conveying the victims to their destinations, were arrested during the operation and handed over to the Department of State Services for further investigations,” he stated.

“Our preliminary investigations revealed that the victims were being moved from the South East, en route Edo State, to the South West of the country,”

Otoide disclosed that the Edo State Community Vigilante Security Network is working assiduously with other security agencies in the state to secure the state.

In conclusion, he urged residents to report criminal activities to Edo State Community Vigilante Security Network Central Base Control Room in Benin City.

Updated: January 23, 2022 — 9:03 am

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