NIGERIA Immigration Service (NIS) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos command has apprehended two female passengers for suspected human trafficking.
Comptroller Immigration Airport Command, Abdullahi Musa Usman who confirmed the arrests said the two suspects were detained after they were being scrutinized with the service’s Forensic Data Machine (FDM) on their way to Egypt.
Nigerianflightdeck learnt that immigration officials at the Lagos airport subjected the suspects passports to verification on Migrants Information Data Analysis System (MIDAS), where it was discovered that they were imposters as the passports they had intended to travel with was not theirs.
The NIS’ forensic machine further revealed their true identity
The suspects are currently being subjected further investigations and will be transferred to the headquarters of the Immigration service for profiling.
Recall in December, the NIS said it had put in place technology to aid it in the battle against Nigerians in a habit of circumventing the system by having multiple active passports with the deployment of Forensic Data Machine (FDM) to scrutinize data of passports and ensure that users have only one passports and can no longer try to bypass the system.
This arrest is also coming barely days after the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede and the Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Hajia Imam Suleiman Ibrahim strengthened their resolve to deepen the fight against Human Trafficking.