Nigeria thwarts World Cup child trafficking plot at airport | Top News


ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ten Nigerian children have been rescued from human traffickers planning to fly them to Russia and exploit relaxed visa controls for the World Cup, anti-trafficking officials said on Tuesday.

Five suspects, including a policeman and a quarantine officer, were arrested at Lagos’ main airport for allegedly recruiting the victims – nine girls and a boy – and facilitating their travel, said Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, NAPTIP.

The children – who were all in possession of a FIFA fan pass – were intercepted by officials as they tried to board a…



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