The Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kaduna State, said it has intercepted two suspected human traffickers and rescued 44 minors in Kaduna.
The Sector Commander, Malam Umar Ibrahim,who disclosed this in Kaduna today ,stated that the suspects, a driver and one other adult were arrested on Wednesday on Kaduna – Zaria Expressway.
Ibrahim explained that the suspects were arrested by FRSC patrol team led by Assistant Route Commander Audu Usman and that when Usman flagged down the a Fiat Bus (J5) with registration number XC 532 ZAR for overloading.
According to him, “Our patrol men along Kaduna – Zaria expressway, around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, stopped a white and blue colour fiat bus popularly known as J5 for overloading.On checking to see what the bus was loaded with, our men discovered it was stuffed with 44 minors and one other adult.
He continued,“When asked, the driver, one Dauda Ezekiel of Gubuchi Village , Makarfi Local Government Area of the State, said he was hired to transport the occupant to an unidentified location.But the other adult claimed they were going for a church programme.Our men became suspicious and immediately impounded the vehicle and booked the driver for overloading and speed limit device violation.”
Ibrahim said he alerted the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police and handed over the vehicle, the suspects and the 44 minors to him for further investigation.