Immigration Service arrests 7 suspected human traffickers in Katsina




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KATSINA – (NIS), Katsina State Command, said it arrested seven people for alleged human trafficking and related offences.

NIS Comptroller, Mr Emmanuel Ogbumuo, made this known when he briefed newsmen Katsina Monday.

Ogbumuo said were arrested by NIS patrol Kongolam axis following a tip off, adding that were between the ages of 19 and 29.

He explained that one of the possession of forged ECOWAS travel certificates, while the remaining had no travel document.

The comptroller said the suspects were trying to cross the border through the irregular route to Agadez, Niger , then to Libya and finally to Europe.

He reiterated NIS determination to rid the country from human trafficking and illegal  immigrants spite of the nature of border.

Ogbumuo said that suspects would be handed over to NAPTIP for further actions. (NAN)