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Human trafficking: NIS intercepts nine girls at Lagos Airport

The Operatives of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Airport Command, Lagos, apprehended Nine(9)girls who were to be trafficked through the airport to Lebanon, Cairo, Dubai and India on Ethiopian, Peace, Egypt and East Airlines respectively.

The NIS said four(4) of them claimed to be traveling to take up employment without knowing their employers neither were they aware of the nature of job they were going for, a discovery made after being interrogated.

The shady journey was said to have been organized by agents aimed at exploiting their innocence and ignorance, two(2) others claimed they were going for visit later confessed they were going for hustle in Dubai and the remaining (2) claimed they were going to India for Medical treatment without referrals when further asked the nature of sickness they said yellow fever before they finally confessed to be going for hustle in India.

Considering that the Nine(9) girls had no credible mission for embarking on the failed journey they were refused departure to save their lives and dignity.

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede has, consequently,  called on parents to be wary of juicy offers to their children by family members and non-family members to take their children abroad on a deceitful planned trip for employment, studies or visit which may end up in exploitation or death.

The Operatives at the various entry and exit point will never permit them departure, and if they so appear in an attempt to beat security they will continue to be arrested in our stepped-up clearance operation that is yielding positive results in the various arrests made around the borders of the country by NIS.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93.Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism.He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002.Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013).He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers.He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor.Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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