Nigeria says 11 women who human traffickers planned to smuggle into Libya have been found in next-door Niger and repatriated.

Anti-trafficking police say the women have been kept in a safe location in Sokoto since the weekend while officers try to reunite them with their families.

Most of the victims are from southern Nigeria, police say.

The force says an investigation is under way into exactly what happened.

But so far officers have found out that the women were robbed of their phones and goods in Niger where their traffickers abandoned them. They were then rescued by Niger police and handed over to Nigerian immigration officials at the border.

SOurce: BBC


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