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NIS INTERCEPTS 189 VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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By  Ruth Sunday
The Nigeria Immigration Service, Lagos Border Patrol Command, Seme has  intercepted about 189 Boys and Girls suspected to be victims of human trafficking.
Revealing this at the Zone ‘A’ Headquarters of the Service in Lagos, the acting
Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS), Isah Jere Idris said the youths made up of 115 Girls and 74 Boys aged between 15 to 20 years were intercepted in batches on their way out of the country through the Seme Border Area.
Ninety-two of them were intercepted on 22 January 2022 while another 97 were picked up by our vigilant operatives on 24 January, 2022.
A Statement endorsed by the Service spokesperson, Amos OkpuThe victims while speaking with the acting Comptroller General said that they were on their way to Emerald University in Benin Republic to commence degree
programmes.
They stated that a faith-based organization operating in Imo and Abia States offered them provisional admissions into the school.
 The victims who are from States such as Abia, Kogi, Anambra, Akwa Ibom,
Rivers, Lagos and Imo among others could neither present any admission letters
nor evidence of payment of school fees for their studies. Moreover, only three of
them hold valid travel documents.
 Investigation revealed that two persons namely Sunday Emmanuel Chinasa and
Ms. Rose Onum Uduma who were also arrested along with the victims coordinated
the trip.
The duo claimed to be students of ISCG University in Benin Republic and  had been mandated to facilitate the movement of the youths to Benin Republic.
Each of the victims claimed to have paid the sum of Fifty Thousand Naira Only
(N50, 000:00) for the process.
 The Acting Comptroller General however wishes called on the general public to beware of fraudsters who come up in diverse styles and antics to
deceive unsuspecting people into accepting all manner of offers abroad.

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