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NIS Rescues 8 Victims of Human Trafficking in Jigawa

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

By: Mustapha Gambo Muhammad

Nigeria Immigration Service, Jigawa command says it has rescued 8 victims of human trafficking, who were intercepted along Kaya – Daurawa – Roni link Road, Jigawa State.

Ahmad Dauda Bagari, Jigawa Command, Nigeria Immigration Service made this known at press briefing, Monday.

He said the 8 victims made up 5 males and 3 females, hail from four (4) states namely; Abia, Edo, Imo and Ogun States, while the driver hails from Achi-lafiya Town of Yankwashi LGA, Jigawa State

He also said they were rescued on Sunday 20th November, 2022 at about 1900hrs on their way to Niger Republic, enroute Libya along with their driver and the vehicle (Saloon Golf) with registration number; YEN-07 CE Bayelsa)

He explained that the victims are youths aged ratio 19 to 45 years old and only one is in possession of an expired Nigerian Standard Passport.

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The Comptroller identified the victims’ names as follows; Nosa Isaac (M) 45yrs Edo, Emanuel Ogur (M) 37yrs Imo, Abdulwasiu Oladokun (M) 36yrs Ogun, Blessing John (F) 28yrs Abia, Etiosa Henry (M) 24yrs Edo, Osagie Francis (M) 20yrs Edo, Faith Moses (F) 20yrs Edo, and Success Jacob (F) 19yrs Abia.

He further explained that the victims mostly travel without agent, all transaction are made on phone within the syndicate.

“Mainly they are influenced by friends and with the knowledge of their parents/guardians.”

Comptroller Bagari further that no incriminating items/drugs found in their possession upon interrogation.

He revealed that Comptroller General Immigration Service CGIS Idris Isah Jere has directed that, the victims be handed over to NAPTIP and also advised parents, guardian and the general public to desist from sending their children/wards abroad for non existing greener posture.

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Nigeria is far better than the so called greener posture abroad in form of freedom and other expectations.

“It is important to advise parents/guardians and the general public to watch over their children/wards and instill patriotism in them to stay in their country of origin and build it to greater heights,”
This non existing greener posture abroad deprives them their freedom and exposes them to slavery, forced labour, organ harvest and death in the desert and at the sea, enroute to their destination.

“Therefore, the general public is further advised to exercise their civic responsibility by reporting cases of human trafficking and other related criminal acts to the nearest security agencies.” The Comptroller noted.

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