Nigeria Immigration Service Introduces Security Document To Tackle Human Trafficking

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has added a safety document as phase of efforts to tackle human trafficking.

According to NAN, Ibiemo Cookey, NIS spokesperson in Bayelsa, stated this in a statement on Thursday.

Cookey stated the report used to be brought amid issues raised over the improved charge at which young human beings received the ECOWAS travel certificate in Bayelsa, alternatively of the passport.

The ECOWAS tour certificate was introduced in 2006 as section of measures to facilitate increased tour family members amongst member countries.

Cookey said the new technique adopted via traffickers is to allow them to break out rigorous security inspections at borders while touring to any of the ECOWAS member states.

He said the NIS, after conducting risk analysis, age review, tour purposes, and frequently visited international locations by way of certificate holders, asked the record issuance unit of ECOWAS to introduce a new protection requirement — the ‘Suspicious Travel Interrogation Form’.

He stated the security document will shape phase of the necessities for folks fascinated in traveling from Nigeria to any of the ECOWAS states.

The Bayelsa NIS spokesperson said the security measure has had a superb impact as some persons have been rescued from being trafficked.

“It has helped in rescuing two victims by using denying them the facility and denying quite a few others except real reasons for travels, after due diligence interrogation,” he said.

“The Bayelsa command will no longer rest on its oars, until the syndicates are uncovered and the solely well justified, genuine trips except any link to Trafficking in Persons (TIPs) or Smuggling of Migrants (SOM) are hooked up thru the use of our interrogative system and imperative Genius tools to fight the menace.”

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