The Libyan Criminal Investigations Agency has revealed that it busted a human trafficking gang from Nigeria and rescued five Nigerian girls forced into prostitution in Tripoli, The Punch reports.

This was made known by the Libyan Observer on its Twitter page on Sunday Sharing a photo, the Libyan Observer said, “The Libyan Criminal Investigation Agency has busted a human smuggling gang from Nigerian and freed 5 Nigerian girls who had been abducted by gang members from their villages in Nigeria and smuggled into the Libyan capital of Tripoli where they were sold and forced into s€x,”

It was gathered that the agency, at the weekend, raided the house where the victims were locked up and arrested some suspects after a 17-year-old girl escaped.

Another report published by a Libyan news agency on Sunday said the rescued girls had been handed over to the Consul General of the Nigerian Embassy while efforts were ongoing to arrest other members of the criminal gang.

Credit: Twitter | Lyobserver


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