The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC in conjunction with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person NAPTIP, have nabbed a suspected human trafficker with six unsuspecting young female victims who she had already prepared to take abroad.

This is the third time security officials will intercept traffic victims in the state under one week.

The suspect, Mnena Kwaghmande, was intercepted opposite Amaco Hotel in Gboko, Gboko Local government area of Benue State on January 5, 2022 with the victims all ready to travel to Bukina-Faso.

Parading the suspect and the victims before journalists at the State Command of the NSCDC, the State Commandant, Mr. Philip Okoh, said on interrogation, it was discovered that the suspect had told parents of the young girls whom she picked from Vandeikya LGA that she was taking them to go and sell food for her at her restaurant in Bukina-Faso.

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“We are showing to the public what we have done so far in terms of securing Benue State and ensuring peace. Behind me, we have a seasoned trafficker who goes about luring unsuspecting parents through convincing them that they are going abroad for greener pastures.

“Investigation has revealed that they were taking them to Burkina Faso.”

Mr.Okoh cautioned parents against releasing their wards to people with promises of greener pastures abroad saying such journeys had and are still landing many in unimaginable troubles.

Speaking with journalists, the victims aged between 16 and 20 years said the suspect, whom they identified as their relative had told their parents that she was sick and needed them to go with her to Bukina-Faso to can help sell at her restaurant.

Asked if they are aware that such trips had made many young ladies become sex slaves or victims of ritual killings, the girls said they were not aware.

The Command also paraded a suspected POS armed robber identified as Iorchivir Caleb.

He was reportedly arrested on January 7, 2022, with a locally made pistol while he was trying to rob a POS merchant along George Akume Way in Makurdi.