Dutse - The efforts of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in combating transnational border crimes is yielding results with the arrest of five suspected human traffickers in Babura, Jigawa.
The Comptroller of Immigration in-charge of the State Command, Mr Isa Jere, disclosed this to newsmen while parading the suspects in Dutse on Wednesday.
The command had in 2014 arrested 30 suspected human traffickers.
According to him, investigations revealed that the suspects, all women, were traveling to Italy, Canada and Turkey, en route Niger Republic.
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Jere said the suspects who were apprehended at Jeke, Yar-Kira road in Babura Local Government Area of the state, were from Southern part of the country.
He said the suspects would be handed over to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP), for further investigation and possible prosecution.
Jere also announced the arrest of four suspected irregular immigrants by the command.