- Operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have rescued two Nigerian sisters, Miriam and Vivian Jackson, from human traffickers in Mali
- The news was made known by Kayode Eniolorunda, the Edo state comptroller of NIS, on Thursday, August 22
- Eniolorunda said that through intelligence information, the operatives rescued the sisters from the syndicate led by one Madam Taye who resides in Mali
Two Nigerian sisters, Miriam and Vivian Jackson, have been rescued by operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) from human traffickers in Mali.
Kayode Eniolorunda, the Edo state comptroller of NIS, who informed this to journalists, revealed that the sisters were rescued after their mother complained about their disappearance since Friday, July 29, Channels TV reports.
Eniolorunda said that the rescue was possible following joint efforts from anti-human trafficking agencies, one of which is the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and a lead during interrogation for Lucky Otuba, a member of the trafficking gang.
He added that through intelligence information, the team rescued the sisters from the syndicate led by one Madam Taye who resides in Mali.
Eniolorunda said: “Our efforts actually paid off as they were able to track them in Mali, identify them and hand over to our embassy and through the help of IOM, one of our principal partners, they were brought to Lagos and subsequently to us in Benin."
One of the sisters, Miriam, said that the whole incident is confusing to her as she cannot explain how she agreed to go to Mali in the first place, adding that she and her sister were deceived by one Madam Blessing who told them that they will be working as hairdressers in the African country.
Miriam said: “I cannot explain how we agreed to travel with her. It is as if we were not with our senses.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the comptroller general of the (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, had advised Nigerians to desist from patronising fake recruitment sites as the service is not recruiting.
The spokesman of NIS, Sunday James, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, August 20, disclosed that Babandede gave the warning due to the increasing activities of fraudsters across the country.
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