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Army rescues 300 from traffickers

OVER 300 hundred peoples were rescued from human traffickers by the Nigeria Army on the Itobe-Ajaokuta-Okene road on Saturday.

The trafficked, who were between ages 10 and 15, with some adults, were heading to the western states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti in quest of menial jobs.

Parading over 300 trafficked persons, the Army Commandant in Benue State, Major-General Alphonsus Chukwu, said their vehicles were intercepted on the Itope-Ajaokuta-Lagos road by the Quick Response Group (QRG) of the command during a stop-and-search operation.

The commandant said it was shocking when buses, with well over 300 children heading for the same destination, were discovered, describing it as unfortunate.


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