Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), in a joint operation with officers from the Nigeria Police Force, have busted a human trafficking gang in Abuja.
During the operation, which took place Thursday night, 11 girls were rescued at Thales Guest House (A.K.A 33) located at Pipeline Area in Kubwa. The place was also sealed up.
The raid followed an intelligence report about the place being used for underage and exploitative prostitution.
Four suspected human traffickers: Onyinyechi Osuoha, 32, Nkechi Chukwuma, 37, Sandra Chi, 32, and Favour James, 27, were arrested during the raid.
Preliminary findings revealed that the suspects often lure the victims, who are underage girls, from various parts of the country, with promises of employment in Abuja.
However, upon their arrival at Abuja, they are put to work at the Guest House, serving the clients and thereafter introduced to prostitution, at the end of which the suspects collect the money paid to them.