Abubakar Habibu, known as kingpin has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command for human trafficking in Daura Local Government Area of the state.
SP Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesman said in a statement in Kitsina on Sunday about the suspect was arrested at a police checkpoint along Kongolom-Daura.
According to him, the suspect has been on the wanted list of the command in connection with a case of human trafficking under investigation.
Isah revealed that the syndicate specialised in conveying their victims on motorcycles across the Nigerian border with Niger Republic, for onward trafficking to Libya and Europe
He explained in the course of the investigation, as the suspect confessed to committing the crime.
The command’s spokesman added that efforts were ongoing to arrest other members of the syndicate.
He further said the command also arrested two other suspects, Abubakar Saidu and Jafaru Aminu, residents of Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State, who were in possession of 12 stolen cows.