Wednesday, 1 March 2017

41 teenage girls being trafficked through Mali to Europe rescued

Forty-one young Nigerian girls who were being trafficked through Mali to Europe were rescued.

They were received at the Lagos airport, yesterday after they were rescued by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, with the assistance of Nigeria Air Force.

The girls between the ages of 16 and 20 arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos aboard a military transport aircraft, Hercules C139, with registration number Nigerian Air Force 913. The aircraft landed at the Nigerian Air Force Hangar wing of the Lagos Airport at about 7.25 pm .

The girls were rescued after a presidential directive to the Ministry of Defence , Nigerian Air Force, Office of the Senior Assistant to the President on Diaspora, and NAPTIP that all trapped victims of human trafficking should be brought back to Nigeria.

The young ladies scantily dressed were forlorn-looking as they alighted from the  aircraft.

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