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Kebbi Immigration rescues 13-year-old girl from human traffickers

By Ahmadu Baba Idris, Birnin Kebbi
13 September 2022   |   4:11 am
The Kebbi State Controller of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mrs. Rabi Bashir Nuhu, has rescued a 13-year-old girl (Temitope Marvellous) from human traffickers.

Human being trafficked

The Kebbi State Controller of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mrs. Rabi Bashir Nuhu, has rescued a 13-year-old girl (Temitope Marvellous) from human traffickers.

  
The teenager, who was handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) was intercepted by Immigration personnel on border patrol team at Koko border post, in a commercial bus coming from Ogun State to Sokoto through Kebbi State.
 
Briefing newsmen shortly after the handing over, the State Controller said after interrogating the victim, officials discovered that the 13-year-old girl gave out some contacts in Libya, which were very suspicious.
   
“All contacts from the victim were for someone from Libya which made officers believe that the girl was being trafficked.
 
“The girl claimed that she was going to Libya as a househelp, which is not true. She was suspected of being lured for prostitution or organ harvesting,” she added.
 
Nuhu assured that the agency would not fold its hands and allow people commit such crimes as it will arrest and prosecute anyone found in such act.
 
Responding, the NAPTIP representative from Sokoto office, Rilwan Mohammed Buhari, assured that the agency would investigate and unite the victim with her family.
  
The victim, Temitope Marvellous, in an interview with newsmen said, her grandmother whom she stayed with sent her to Sokoto as a househelp.