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NIS hands over 3 Libya- bound victims of trafficking to NAPTIP in Kebbi


NIS hands over 3 Libya- bound victims of trafficking to NAPTIP in Kebbi

 The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has handed over to NAPTIP, three victims from Delta and Benue States arrested in Kebbi while allegedly on their way to Libya.

The two victims, age 19 and 24 are females from Delta state and a male from Benue state, were traveling to Sokoto when they were arrested by immigration border personnel in Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi.

The Comptroller of the NIS in the state, Mrs Rabi Bashir Nuhu, made this known while addressing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.

“As you know, we have been fighting human trafficking problem; and in spite of our  efforts, it seems not to have stopped. Even last two weeks, we had made similar arrest. 

“The victims, was arrested on Saturday going to Libya en route Yauri to Sokoto. 

“The two female victims named, Rosebeth Ud, 24, and Benita Audaje,19, were promised domestic jobs in Libya with monthly salary of N130,000. 

” Benita has an aunty living in Libya called Sandra who will facilitate her stay there. Resebeth has finish writing her National Diploma Examination (NDE) while Benita has SSCE, all are waiting for their results. 

 “On the other hand, the male victim, Yoko Jiji by name, was recruited by one uncle Owudi living in Libya who promised him job, not specified, with monthly pay of N100,000, and he is SS 3 drop out.

“They had been asked to conduct  HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis tests and they said it was their sisters who insisted that they most conduct the tests before their coming to Libya,” she said. 

Nuhu wondered why Nigerians youths would go to Libya for work in spite of the security challenges therein.

“We have to apply Pact 10 and 11 of Immigration Act 2015, receive them and hand them over to NAPTIP,” she said.

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The comptroller assured that NIS would not allow any suspicious character or person profiting from human trafficking to pass its net in the state.

In their response, the female victims, confirmed that they were going to Libya upon their sisters’ invitation to come and secure a house help and saloon work for them. 

“My uncle , who is living in Libya and said I should come and join him to secure me a job there, ” the male victim confirmed.

Receiving the victims, the Head of Operation of NAPTIP in the state, Alhaji Sadiq Atiku, said that the agency would undertake thorough investigation of the matter.

“We thank NIS for making our job easier and we are going to investigate thoroughly.

“We are going to rehabilitate and counsel the victim and ensure that she is united with her parents or guardians,” he said.

Atiku commended NIS for collaborating with the agency to eradicate human trafficking in the country.

NIS hands over 3 Libya- bound victims of trafficking to NAPTIP in Kebbi

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