Immigration Officials Intercept Human Traffickers at Seme Border, Rescue Delta Victims

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By Nosa Akenzua in Asaba


The menace of human trafficking was recently nipped in the bud when Nigeria Immigration Service officials at Seme border intercepted some traffickers and rescued their  Delta State-born victims.‎ They’re aged between 18 and 22 years.

The Delta State Liaison Office Director, Dr. Anthony Nwokolobia, was handed five victims within the month of September, 2018 by the immigration officers under the auspices of Mr. Iraskep G.A; Deputy Controller of Immigration (DCI), Seme; who said that efforts to contact their parents and relatives have proved abortive.

According to Nwaokolobia, who spoke to journalists in Asaba on Friday, one of the victims, a girl who hails from Ndokwa East Local Government Area was brought from the Nigerian Embassy, Bamako, Mali.

He said the others were indigenes of Ughelli and one of them was repatriated from Burkina-Faso and the others intercepted at Gbaji, on their way from Lagos to Accra, Ghana.

It was gathered that the ladies, thereafter, through the help of the liaison office have been transported  to Delta State in company with a staff and have been re-united with their parents and relatives.
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