Nigeria Immigration Service arrests trafficker, releases five victims

Nigeria Immigration Service arrests trafficker, releases five victims

The Nigeria Immigration Service announced it arrested a suspected human trafficker embarking on a journey enroute Europe; with five female victims via Niger Republic.


Meanwhile, the Comptroller General, NIS, Muhammad Babandede; said the NIS operatives at Kongolam border, Katsina State made the arrest.


Babandede, in a statement on Saturday by the service Public Relations Officer, Sunday James; said period of crossing borders without valid travel documents was over; as the Special Border Corps and regular border control officers always prepared.



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Further, he noted that the SBC and regular border control officers were patrolling to ensure adequate border security and control; while the regulation of human mobility in line with Federal Government’s directive.


The CG praised the team at Kongolam for their alertness; and operating a watertight control.


He said, “I want to commend the Katsina Command for making it difficult for traffickers to pass through the border.


“The suspect and the five female victims had been handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Kano Zonal office; for further action in line with NIS mandate.”


Meanwhile, suspected ritualists have beheaded a 15-year-old boy in Cross River.


The incident occurred along Murtala Mohammed Highway by Zone 6 Police Command; in Calabar Municipality local government area.


Reports indicate that the teenage boy, identified as Christopher Asuquo, was murdered and his head cut off in the early hours of Friday; while helping his mother to sweep the road.

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