By Ismail Auwal
Trafficked northern Nigerian women currently stranded in Dubai, the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) have recounted the story of their regrettable experience in the rich Middle East’s country.
The exciting journey of these women who travelled to Dubai in search of greener pasture quickly turned sour as many of them are now homeless and in desperate need of other basic necessities like food.
The women were reportedly trafficked to the country by a recruitment company for expatriate workers.
A Jigawa State indigene lady in an interview with BBC Hausa service said she was promised a job before she left Nigeria to Dubai.
She said as part of their agreement, she would pay her agent N1.5 million in exchange for a job in Dubai.
“I agreed to pay him N1 million in installments when I started working, therefore I gave him the sum of N500,000,” she stated.
Another victim, a Kano State indigene, names a woman living in Rijiyar Zaki Kano as her agent.
She claimed that the woman had promised her a position as a teacher in exchange for N1.5 million and clothes supplies.
“I am a graduate; there are no jobs in Nigeria that’s why we traveled to Dubai but unfortunately got stranded here,” she said.