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NIS rescues 6 trafficked victims in Jigawa

The state Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Jigawa State Command, Ahmed Dauda Bagari, has said six victims of human trafficking were rescued recently…

The state Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Jigawa State Command, Ahmed Dauda Bagari, has said six victims of human trafficking were rescued recently in Babura town along Nigeria/Niger Republic borders.

Briefing reporters at the command headquarters in Dutse, DCI Muhammad Idris on behalf of the state comptroller paraded the suspected victims and handed them to NAPTIP for further investigation.

He said the victims were rescued on January 1st, 2023 in an uncompleted building in Babura town on their way to Niger Republic en route Libya.

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He said the victims were made up of five females and one male. “The five were from Oyo State and the only one among them was from Nasarawa State.

“The victims are youths aged between 20 and 35 years old and none of them was in possession of any travel document,” he explained.

DCI Idris said there were no incriminating items/drugs found in their possession upon their interrogation when they were rescued by the NIS men.

 

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