Many Nigerians are queuing up at the Russian embassy to get visa for a chance to watch the the World Cup live.

But it has become obvious that very many are going there for different reasons – like these ones who tried to traffic 9 children to Moscow.

Fortunately, luck wasn’t on their side as authorities nabbed them and rescued the nine young girls and one boy.

The National Agency For the Prohibition of Trafficking In Person, NAPTIP, said 5 suspects, including a policeman and a quarantine officer, were arrested for facilitating their travel.

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The victims had football supporter ID cards in order to look as though they were fans heading to the World Cup in Russia.

The agency said criminals have been pressurizing young Nigerians and their parents to take advantage of the World Cup to get Russian visas.

But it warns that, once out of the country, the victims would be exploited.

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