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Human trafficking: Immigration arrests 7 girls

The Operatives of Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Command in Lagos, has apprehended seven girls allegedly being trafficked.

The Service Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.

Mr James revealed that the detained girls were on their way to Cairo, Dubai and Oman on Emirates and Egypt airlines.

He lauded the effort of the NIS Comptroller in charge of the Airport command, Mr Usman Abdullahi and his officers for doing a good job, urging the NIS officials not to relent as the activities of human traffickers and smugglers must be discouraged and halted through tactical intelligence gathering.

“This would also be done through proactive operations and surveillance mounted to dissuade the organised crime from flourishing”.

 Mr Muhammad assured Nigerians of the Federal Government’s commitment towards enhancing a safe border in other to ensure a safe Nation in the pursuit of its statutory mandate.

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