NIS rescues 4 victims of human trafficking in Jigawa
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), says it has rescued four female victims of human trafficking in Jigawa.
The Comptroller, Mr Isma’il Abba, told newsmen in Dutse on Friday, that the victims were rescued on Thursday at Gurai village in Babura Local Government Area of the state.
Abba said the victims were rescued by the personnel of the Service operating on Kazaure-Babura-Ringim axis.
He said the victims aged between 16 and 33 were rescued on their way to Tripoli, Libya enroute Jigawa/Katsina border.
The Service, he said, arrested a suspected collaborator of the trafficked victims, adding that preliminary investigation indicated that the victims hailed from Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun and Osun States.
He said the victims would be handed over to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Service in May rescued seven female victims of human trafficking in the same area.
The victims aged between 16 and 27, were rescued on their way to Tripoli, Libya.
They were from Imo, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun and Oyo.
Also, the Police command in the state in March rescued three women in the same Babura axis, suspected to have been trafficked from Plateau.