Seven men were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and other related offences in Katsina.
The Nigeria Immigration Service, Katsina State Command, reports seven suspects, from 19 to 29 years old, caught up by the patrol team on Kongolam axis following a tip off.
The information was made availbale to newsmen by the NIS Comptroller, Mr Emmanuel Ogbumuo, in Katsina on Monday. The criminals’ primary goal was to get to Europe, their route laid throught Agadez, Niger Republic and then to Libya.
According to the official statement, one of the suspects possessed fake ECOWAS travel certificates, while the others had no travel documents at all. Later National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other related Matters, NAPTIP, would investigate the case.
Mr Ogbumuo once again stressed out NIS determination to increase the effectiveness of eradication of trafficking in persons and illegal immigrants despite the nature of Nigerian border.
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