How Immigration Officials Swung Into Action, Rescued 7 Suspected Victims Of Human Trafficking In Jigawa

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The News Agency Nigeria reports that the Nigeria Immigration (NIS) has rescued seven in , suspected to have been trafficked from different states the country.

The NIS Comptroller in the , Mr Isma’il Baba, told newsmen in Dutse on Friday that the were rescued at Gurai village in Babura Local Government Area the .

Baba said the , aged between 16 and 27, were apprehended on May 5 at about 3 p.m. on their way to Tripoli, Libya.

He explained that of them was from Lagos, two from Ogun, from Kwara, two from Imo and from Oyo.

Baba said two of the were in possession of blank Nigerian International Passports, with un-endorsed ECOWAS Travel Certificate, while the remaining four had no travel documents.

“It has become necessary to inform you about the intended trafficking of . The victims were apprehended at Gurai village on Babura Road; they were on their way to Tripoli in Libya.

“The victims were apprehended at about 1500hrs on May 5 by Operation Salama Team A of the NIS, Command, operating along Kazaure, Babura and Ringim axis,’’ Baba said.

The comptroller said that during interrogation, they confessed to be traveling to Tripoli in Libya Niger Republic.

“They individually from their various states to Kano where they met and began their journey to Libya, Niger Republic.

“The Comptroller General (CG) of Immigration has directed that the victims be handed to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP),’’ he added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the in on March 31 rescued three in the Babura axis of the state suspected to have been trafficked from Plateau.