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Suspected human trafficker nabbed in Ikeja

The operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have arrested a suspected human trafficker while attempting to facilitate the trafficking of a victim out of the country

It was learnt that the arrest and rescue of the victim were done during a joint random profiling operations carried out at the MMIA between Wednesday June 28 and Thursday June 29, 2017, by NAPTIP-Joint Border Task Force (NAPTIP-JBTF) operatives, mentors and the United Kingdom border Police.

In the operations which lasted over 7 hours for the two days, it was gathered that the victim was caught while the suspect aiding her movement was arrested during the checks.

While the suspect is presently answering question from NAPTIP investigators at its facility in Lagos, the victim has been sent to the shelter for adequate care.

Commenting on the arrest, the Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli commended the operatives of the Joint Border Task Force (JBTF).

She however urged all international flight operators to imbibe all good practices in the fight against human traffickers and promised to engage all Airline operators and tour operators to discuss their operation.



Idris Aina
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