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Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Services, Muhammad Babandede

30 females rescued from Mali as NIS denies 9 departure at MMIA

THIRTY (30) Nigerian females stranded in Mali have been assisted to return back to the country voluntarily after spending years in the Francophone country.

This is just as no fewer than 9 persons have been refused departure over suspicion of human trafficking from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA)

Nigerianflightdeck learnt that the ladies came back to Nigeria after a harrowing experience in Mali with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Our correspondent gathered that the young ladies had travelled by road to Mali and we’re expected to connect Europe only to be marooned in Mali where they fell in with the wrong crowd and were made to work as prostitutes in the West Africa country.

A senior immigration source confirmed this rescue refused to give any further details on the ladies but stated that they were in the country and will be processed and handed to the right authorities for reintegration and counselling.

Meanwhile, he said that between yesterday January 23rd and today the 24th , 2020 nine (9) Nigerians were denied departure from the MMIA while intending to travel to the middle east countries of Lebanon and Dubai from Lagos.

He explained that a lot of such cases are recorded and that immigration may not intercept them all but are keeping keen eyes out for human traffickers and those trafficked.

He explained that a lot needs to be done in sensitizing the youth and keeping them from such endeavors that may destroy them in the long run.

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