Katsina State Police Command said it has arrested some suspected human traffickers attempting to take some of their victims outside Nigeria.
The police also rescued about 29 persons believed to be victims of human trafficking.
Gambo Isah, Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer, said 22 females, five males and two children were among those rescued.
He added that the victims were on transit from the southern part of Nigeria to Libya, Algeria, and Turkey respectively.
The suspected traffickers were arrested at Unguwar Jummai village in Mai’addua Local Government Area of Katsina State, a border town with the Niger Republic.
The police said one of the suspects was arrested following an investigation.
Thirty-five-year-old Ibrahim, a native of Malabo village, Safana Local Government Area of the state, is a notorious bandit terrorizing Safana and Batsari areas of Katsina, police said.