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Enslaved Zamfara indigenes regain freedom from Burkina Faso

The 10 victims were among the 23 people evacuated to Nigeria by Katsina State Government from Burkina Faso with the assistance of the Nigerian embassy in that country. Photo: Pulse

Ten Zamfara state indigenes have been returned home after being trafficked to Burkina Faso for slavery.

The ten persons are among the twenty-three Nigerians sold in Wagadugu, the capital of Burkina Faso after being lured with a better job by a trafficker from funtua local government in Katsina state.

Presenting the victims to the state government, special adviser to Katsina state governor on drugs, narcotics and human trafficking Hamza Muhammad Borodo said the victims reported their ordeal to the Nigerian embassy in Burkina Faso for their rescue.

He added that the victims were forced to carry out hard labour after being sold by their trafficker.

Responding on behalf of the state governor, secretary to the state government Bala Bello Maru expressed appreciation to Katsina state government and called on the returned victims to seek wealth in their domain.

All the ten persons are indigenes of Bungudu local government of the state.

Shehu Sani.

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