Home / Analysis / 30 females rescued from Mali as NIS denies 9 departure at MMIA
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.

About NigerianFlightDeck

mm
Nigerianflightdeck is an online news and magazine platform reporting business stories with a bias for aviation and travel. It is borne out of the intention to inform, educate as well as alter perceptions with balanced reportage.

Check Also

Divergent reactions trail calls to make Arik Air National Carrier (Part Two)

As Sirika maintains airline unfit for national carrier The discourse on the National carrier issue …

Divergent reactions trail call to make Arik Air National Carrier (Part One)

“To me, as I said on the Flightdeck Forum, the option remains Arik, Arik, Arik or look for a domestic carrier or any other carrier within to partner to start it. When you partner with another airline to start it then you are having three government carriers in place. I feel it’s a good thing, I am happy AMCON has changed their tone we are yet to hear from the Federal Government although we only saw that money was budgeted but we are not sure what route they would take. And if you look at the amount budgeted, that amount cannot do anything to start a national carrier from the scratch. As at today we have not seen a clear cut investor that is ready to partner with FG, I think the best way to go is to look at the Arik, Aero option and move with it.”

Interior Minister, Immigration top echelon brainstorm on achieving FG’s SET goals

Despite the challenges at the border, I will like to thank Mr. President for approving, in council, the e-border program. The program will be implemented in 2 years where the 4,047 kilometres of land borders be monitored real-time. It will cover 86 Border Control Post (BCP) comprising of 6Mega Control Posts, 16Medium Control Posts and 64 Mini Control Posts.

Industry players tackle airport improvement challenges, security, others

AVIATION stakeholders who participated in the 6th Airport Business Summit and Expo (ABSE) held recently …

NCAA/Glo imbroglio: As 30 day ultimatum rounds off, who blinks first?

"This AHC has always been there from the outset and it isn't about telcos alone. There are high-rise buildings that have to comply to the AHC so it's not about them. In truth, they were all complying during the advent but when Glo started flouting it, the others joined. Not all are defaulting with the AHC directive, just majorly Glo

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: