Two suspected human traffickers were arrested and 44 minors rescued from them by the Kaduna State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The suspects, made up of a driver and another adult, were arrestedon Wednesday on Kaduna – Zaria Expressway by FRSC patrol team led by Assistant Route Commander Audu Usman.
Giving the details, the Sector Commander, Malam Umar Ibrahim, said were arrested in a Fiat Bus (J5) with registration number XC 532 ZAR when stopped for overloading.
Said Ibrahim: “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.
“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,” he added.
The sector commander said he later alerted the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command, and handed over the vehicle and the< suspects for further investigation.