NIGERIA’S ABUJA TO KADUNA TRAIN ATTACK: GUNMEN FREE 11 HOSTAGES – THE NATION PG.12
The spokesman to the cleric acting as go-between for the government and the attackers, Tukur Mamu, told that 51 people were still captive. During the gruesome assault gunmen planted explosives on the rail line and shot at travellers. At least nine people died and the incident sparked outrage. The government blamed the attack on a jihadist group working in collaboration with local militia, known locally as bandits.
NAPTIP RESCUES 10 HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS – DAILYTRUST PG.45
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), North West Zonal Command in Kano, has rescued 10 victims of human trafficking on their way to the Niger Republic for labour exploitation. NAPTIP Northwest Zonal Coordinator, Barrister Abdullahi Babale, stated that the victims were recruited from Kogi, Delta, Kwara, Oyo, Ondo, Lagos, Ogun, and Osun states. “The agency, in collaboration with the Joint Border Task Force, rescued the 10 victims who were between the ages of 9 and 28 years. Two of them were males and 8 females,” he said.