The menace of human trafficking and smuggling was recently nipped in the bud when the Nigeria immigration officers at Seme border accosted some traffickers and rescued victims from Delta state.
The Delta state liaison office director, Dr Anthony Nwokolobia, was handed five victims within the month of September, 2018 by the immigration officers under the auspices of Mr. Iraskep G.A; deputy controller of immigration, Seme, who said efforts to contact their parents and relatives have proved abortive.
According to Iraskep, one of the victims, a girl who hails from Ndokwa East local government area was brought from the Nigerian Embassy, Bamako, Mali, saying that the others were indigenes of Ughelli and one of them was repatriated from Burkina Faso and the others intercepted at Gbaji, on their way from Lagos to Accra, even as he noted that they were all within the age bracket of 18 to 22 years.
Receiving the victims, the director of the liaison office appreciated the immigration command for a work well done.
The ladies thereafter through the help of the liaison office have now been sent to Delta state in company of a staff and have been re-united with their parents and relatives.