NIS hands 11 victims of human trafficking to NAPTIP

NIS hands 11 victims of human trafficking to NAPTIP

By Ibironke Ariyo, Abuja.


The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has handed 11 victims of human trafficking to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Sokoto.


The Service’s Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Tony Akuneme, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.


Akuneme said that the victims were repatriated back to Nigeria by the Niger Republic Police and handed over to the NIS at the Illela Border Command.


He said that the Comptroller of Immigration, Illela Border Command, Ado Rano-Sabo, on Friday, March 10, handed the victims over to the Zonal Commandant of NAPTIP in Sokoto.


“The 11 victims, who were all women, were apprehended in Niger Republic on their way to Libya.


“The young women are from different parts of the country and of various ages, ranging from 19 to 37,” he said.


Akuneme advised Nigerians to desist from undertaking such perilous journeys, noting that most victims ended up being used for labour exploitation, prostitution or organ harvesting.

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