The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons ( NAPTIP ) has rescued 14 victims at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following a tip off.
The Head of Press and Public Relations of NAPTIP, Mr Josiah Emerole, revealed that the victims, who were rescued around the mosque at the airport, comprised of 14 women and two men.
“Officers of NAPTIP, following a tip-off, intercepted a group of 14 women between the ages of 15-60 years travelling to Saudi Arabia via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The two agents from Kano who accompanied them on the trip had been arrested and detained by the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Department of State Services as investigation is ongoing.
The interception and arrest of two agents travelling with the women came as a result of a patriotic Nigerian’s observations of the women’s movement and activities at the airport.”
It was gathered that the suspects wanted to take the victims to their destination in Saudi Arabia through Abuja en-route Lagos, before they were nabbed at the Abuja airport.