NIS rescues 45 victims of human trafficking in Jigawa

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said it rescued 45 victims of human trafficking in 2022 in Jigawa.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Service, ASI Nura Usman stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Monday.

He said the operatives of the Service rescued the victims in various operations within the period under review.

The spokesperson explained that the victims comprising males and females were intercepted while on their way to Tripoli, Libya, through Niger Republic.

He said the Service had handed over the victims to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

According to him, the Service was conducting enlightenment programmes across the state through the media, lectures to corps members and local residents on dangers associated with trafficking in persons and illegal migration.

While reiterating the readiness of the Service to scale up sensitisation activities to curb the menace, Usman advised parents not to be hoodwinked by selfseeking elements promising greener pasture abroad.

He urged the residents of the state to report cases of human trafficking and other related criminal activities to the relevant authorities.

NAN recalled that the Service in 2021, rescued 20 victims of human trafficking in the state.

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