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NIS busts trafficking try in Sokoto, rescues two underage ladies

NIS busts trafficking try in Sokoto, rescues two underage ladies

The operatives of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Ilela border command, Sokoto have arrested a 25 year-old, Rukaya Hassan, who tried to visitors two underage ladies throughout the border to the Niger Republic.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Abdullahi mentioned this in a press release on Tuesday in Abuja.

Abdullahi mentioned that the victims had been handed over to the National Agency For Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for additional investigations.

He mentioned that the operation was in a swift response to the morale-boosting cost of the brand new Comptroller of Immigration, Mrs Kemi Nandap.

According to him, throughout interrogation, the younger girl who resides within the Giribshi space of Sokoto confessed that she didn’t know the 2 younger ladies she was travelling with to Niger.

“She claimed they had been handed over to her by one girl in Sokoto, named Maman Adnan who paid for his or her transport to Niger.

“She also claimed the woman requested her to help take the two girls to another woman in Niger, named Amina Yunusa who will give them jobs in her restaurant in Niamey.”

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Abdullahi mentioned that in additional examination, the 2 youngsters, Nabila Ibrahim, 17 years and her sister, Zainab Ibrahim, 15 years, mentioned they hailed from Zuru LGA in Kebbi State.

“According to them, they had been going to Niger to renew work in a sure restaurant which they didn’t know the proprietor, however that their mother and father permitted of their journey.

Reacting, the Comptroller of Immigration, Ilela Command, Tony Akuneme who carried out the interviews invited the NAPTIP, Sokoto State, to take cost of the 2 victims and the suspected trafficker.

This, he mentioned would assist in additional investigation and attainable prosecution.

Akuneme reiterated dedicated to sustaining the marketing campaign in opposition to smuggling of migrants and trafficking in individuals, to cascade the efforts of the CG.

Akuneme quoted the Immigration CG, as thanking officers and males of the Ilela border command for his or her diligence and promised to reward excellent personnel.

NAN.

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