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Immigration rescues 8 victims of trafficking in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Comptroller NIS, Ahmad Dauda Bagari

Nigeria Immigration Service says it has rescued 8 suspected victims of human trafficking on thier way to Niger Republic enroute Libya in Jigawa state.

The state Comptroller, Ahmad Dauda Bagari stated this during a press briefing held at the command headquarters in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital.

According to him, the victims were intercepted by the command’s personnel along Kaya-Daurawa- Roni link Road in jigawa state.

He explained that, the victims include 5 males and 3 females aged 19 to 45 years were from Edo, Imo, Ogun and Abia states.

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 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.

Reporting by Usmanm Mohd, Editing by Chinasa Ossai, Omotola Oguneye