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8 human trafficking victims rescued in Jigawa

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has rescued eight victims of human trafficking in Jigawa State. The NIS Controller in the state, Mr Ahmed Bagari, disclosed…

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

The NIS Controller in the state, Mr Ahmed Bagari, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday.

He said the victims, aged between 19 and 45, were rescued on Sunday at about 7pm on the Kaya-Daurawa-Roni road in Roni LGA while on their way to Libya en route to the Niger Republic.

He noted that the victims, three males and five females, hailed from Abia, Edo and Imo states.

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He further said that only the 45-year-old male victim was in possession of an expired Nigerian passport, adding that no incriminating items or drugs were found in their possession.

Bagari added that the NIS Comptroller-General, Idris Jere, had directed that the victims be handed over to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). (NAN