Immigration intercepts and rescues 52 victims in Kebbi

Since February of last year, the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Kebbi State, has apprehended and rescued 52 trafficking victims and turned them over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

Rabi Bashir Nuhu, the Kebbi NIS Comptroller, told reporters during a briefing to commemorate the service’s 60th anniversary that since her appointment in February last year, the command has been successful in intercepting many youths, mostly girls, who were being planned for trafficking to Libya via the Illela border in Sokoto State.

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“We intercepted many illegal immigrants trying to move into and out of Nigeria through the Kebbi borders,” she says.

What was more concerning, she said, was that the majority of human trafficking victims were young people who had no idea what awaited them on their journey or in Libya, where they were being transported to.

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