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Jigawa NIS rescues eight suspects travelling to Libya from human traffickers 

By Dahiru Suleiman, Dutse
23 November 2022   |   5:58 am
Officials of Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS), Jigawa State Command have rescued eight people from suspected human traffickers along Kaya- Daurawa- Roni link road.

[FILES] Jigawa state. Photo; Progressive Geographies

Officials of Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS), Jigawa State Command have rescued eight people from suspected human traffickers along Kaya- Daurawa- Roni link road.

 
The victims were rescued on Sunday at about 1900 hours on their way to Libya en route Niger Republic.
 
Addressing newsmen at the Commands Headquarters in Dutse, the Comptroller, Ahmed Dauda Bagari,  said the victims were made up of five males and three females and hail from four states, namely: Abia, Imo, Edo and Ogun. 
 
According to Bagari, the victims are youths within the age bracket of between 19  and  45 years, while only one of them was in possession of an expired Nigerian standard passport.
   
He gave the names of the victims as Nosa Isaac ‘m’, 45, from Edo State,  Emmanuell Ogur, ‘m’ 37,  from Imo State and  Abdulwasiu Oladokun ‘m’, 36 from Ogun State.
 
 
Others are Bleeding John ‘f’, 28,  from Abia State, Etiosa Henry ‘m’, 24, from Edo State, Osagie Francis ‘m’, 20, from Edo,  Faith Moses, ‘f’, 20, from Edo and  Success Jacob ‘f’, 19  from Abia State.
   
Bagari said the victims were travelling without agents,  and all the transactions were made on the phone with the syndicate, mainly influenced by friends with the knowledge of their parents and guardians, while there were no incriminating items found in their possession during interrogation.
   
He stressed that the victims would be handed over to NAPTIP as directed by the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Services.
   
Meanwhile, Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Services, Idris Isah Jere,  has called on parents and guardians to desist from sending their children or wards abroad for non-existing greener pasture, stressing that Nigeria is far better than the so-called greener pasture abroad in form of freedom and other expectations.
 
“This non-existing greener pasture abroad deprives them their freedom and exposes them to slavery, forced labour, organ harvest and death in the desert, and at the sea, en route to their destinations,” he said.