Immigration officers rescue six victims of human trafficking en path to Libya –

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has rescued six victims of human trafficking in Jigawa en path to Libya.

NIS State Comptroller Ahmed Bagari instructed reporters in Dutse on Monday that males from the Jigawa command rescued the victims on Sunday.

Mr Bagari, who was represented by DCI Muhammad Yako, stated the victims have been rescued at about 6:30pm at an uncompleted constructing in Babura city, headquarters of Babura Native Authorities Space of ​​the state.

He defined that the victims, aged between 20 and 35, have been intercepted on their method to Libya on their method to Niger Republic.

The controller added that the victims have been 5 ladies and one man from Oyo and Nassarawa states.

In line with him, not one of the rescued victims had journey paperwork, and no incriminating objects have been discovered with them through the interrogation.

He stated the victims are Olalekan A. Alabi, 35; Kehinde Adetunde, 26; Afolabi Ajibola, 24; Adedoyin Adetoji, 20; Olawuyi Mose Bolatimoyo, 35, and Blessing John, 22.

“The victims have been rescued in an unfinished constructing in Babura city which we consider was held by the syndicate,” stated the controller.

He added that the chief controller of NIS, Idris Jere, ordered that the victims be handed over to the Nationwide Company for Prohibition of Trafficking in Human Beings (NAPTIP) for additional processing.

In line with him, Mr. Jere suggested mother and father, guardians and most of the people to desist from sending youngsters or wards overseas to non-existent greener pastures.

“Nigeria is much better than the so-called inexperienced pastures overseas by way of freedom and different expectations. It is very important advise mother and father, guardians and most of the people to take care of their youngsters or wards and instill patriotism in them to remain of their nation of origin and construct it to higher heights.

“This non-existent greener pasture overseas deprives them of their freedom and exposes them to slavery, compelled labor, organ harvesting and loss of life within the desert and at sea en path to their vacation spot,” Bagari stated.

He additional urged most of the people to honor their civic accountability by reporting instances of human trafficking and different associated crimes to the closest safety businesses.


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