Immigration stops 9 women from travelling to Dubai, Lebanon

Babandede tells immigration officers to shun corruption

Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede.

 

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has stopped nine Nigerian women from boarding their flight at the airport over suspicion of alleged human trafficking.

The women were heading for Dubai and Lebanon in the Middle East.

Lagos Airport Comptroller of NIS, Usman Abdullahi, who disclosed this, said the denied boarding took place between last Sunday and Tuesday.

He said the NIS took the decision to stop the women from travelling abroad interrogation.

He said the women claimed they were travelling to Dubia and Lebanon for employment.

He noted that despite the daily departure refusal, the persons who are between the ages of 21 and 32 are adamant as they still trooped to the airport to travel “for greener pasture”.

Abdullahi stressed that the NIS is doing all within its powers to curb the menace of human trafficking.

Meanwhile, over 4,000 persons have entered Nigeria from various countries since the beginning of this year under the Federal Government’s visa on arrival policy.