THE Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Command in Lagos, has arrested nine girls who were to be trafficked. The girls were on their ways to Lebanon, Cairo, Dubai and India on Ethiopian, Peace, Egypt and East Airlines.
Sunday James, NIS public relations officer, made this known in statement he made available to Realnews on Saturday.
The four of the girls claims to be travelling for employment without knowing their employers nor aware of the nature of job they were going for, adding that they were discovered after intensive interrogation by NIS officials, he said.
The shady journey was organised by agents who took advantage of the girls’ innocence and ignorance, he said, adding that two of the girls had earlier claimed to be going for visit.
“However, the two, later confessed they were going for hustle in Dubai. Another three, of the girls, 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,” he said.
According to him, NIS refused their departure to save them from indignity to be faced from such journeys.
“The Comptroller-General of NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, therefore, called on parents to be wary of juicy offers on their children, from family and non family members to take the children abroad. Most of these trips are deceitful, camouflaged with employment, studies or visit which may end up in exploitation or death. Operatives at the various entry and exit points will never permit them departure.
“The NIS stepped-up clearance operation that is yielding positive result in the various arrest made at the borders of the country by NIS,” he said.
– Jan. 25, 2020 @ 17:55 GMT |