Immigration rescues 8 victims of trafficking in Jigawa


By Aminu Kutama

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has rescued eight suspected victims of human trafficking in Jigawa State.

NIS Comptroller, Jigawa State Command, Ahmad Dauda Bagari confirmed the arrest to newsmen in his office on Monday. Adding that the victims were intercepted on Sunday by NIS personnel on their way to cross the border to Niger along Kaya-Daurawa in Roni Local Government.

The victims consist of five males and three females from the four states of Abia, Edo, Imo, and Ogun.

He said, among the victims only one person was in possession of an expired Nigerian standard passport.

The Comptroller explained that, the victims mostly travelled without an agent, but influenced by friends and with the knowledge of their parents and guardians.

He said, there were no incriminating items or drugs found in their possession upon interrogation. 

Dauda Bagari said, the Comptroller General of the service had directed that the victims be handed over to NAPTIP.

Bagari also called on the general public to report cases of human trafficking and other related criminal acts to the nearest security agencies.

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