Akure – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo state command, has arrested two human traffickers and rescued four unsuspecting female victims in the state.
Fasiu Adeyinka, the state commandant of NSCDC, made the disclosure in a statement signed by Kayode Balogun Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in Ondo state.
The statement was made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Akure.
Adeyinka said the operation was carried out on August 1 following a tip off and surveillance of the suspects at Lafe, Akure South Local Government Area.
He said that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects had concluded plans to travel with the victims to Libya for forced labour and prostitution.
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The commandant said that the suspects had been handed over to National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) for further investigations and possible prosecution along with the victims.
He warned parents and guardians not engage in actions and inactions that would aid trafficking of their wards abroad for prostitution and forced labour.
The statement also quoted Adeyinka as saying that the command arrested four suspects belonging to a gang that specialised in breaking into vehicles.
He said the four suspects were caught in the act at Muslim Primary School, Isikan, Akure.
He said the suspects were still under investigation, adding that the command would ensure justice was served.
The Commandant warned criminals to steer clear of Ondo state, adding that all the security services in the state are poised to arrest them.
He advised the people of the state to be vigilant and avail the security agencies with information to circumvent operations of the men and women of the under-world.