Human Trafficking: NIS Intercepts Nine Girls at Lagos Airport
The Operatives of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Airport Command, Lagos apprehended Nine(9)girls who were to be trafficked through the airport to Lebanon, Cairo, Dubai and India on Ethiopian, Peace, Egypt and East Airlines respectively.
2. Four(4) of them claimed to be traveling to take up employment without knowing their employers neither were they aware of the nature of job they were going for, a discovery made after being interrogated.
3. The shady journey was organized by agents aimed at exploiting their innocence and ignorance, two(2) others claimed they were going for visit later confessed they were going for hustle in Dubai and the remaining (2) claimed they were going to India for Medical treatment without referrals when further asked the nature of sickness they said yellow fever before they finally confessed to be going for hustle in India.
4.Considering that the Nine(9) girls had no credible mission for embarking on the failed journey they were refused departure to save their lives and dignity.
5.The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede MFR is calling on parents to be wary of juicy offers to their children by family members and non family members to take their children abroad on a deceitful planned trip for employment, studies or visit which may end up in exploitation or death.
6.The Operatives at the various entry and exit point will never permit them departure, and if they so appear in an attempt to beat security they will continue to be arrested in our stepped-up clearance operation that is yielding positive results in the various arrests made around the borders of the country by NIS.
DCI SUNDAY JAMES PCC,
SERVICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR :COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION SERVICE