Nigerians have been warned to be alert about some travel agencies promising them employment abroad.
The warning was by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
According to Ikechukwu Attah, national protocol officer of IOM-Nigeria, some agencies who help people prepare their travelling documents, get them abroad only to put them in harm’s way.
He said many Nigerians have become untraceable to family members once they get abroad.
He said the body parts’ black market was now booming in parts of the middle east, and advised prospective migrants to always go through proper channels to avoid falling victim.
“Beware of fake foreign agencies that promise work abroad. They process your papers, pay for your tickets and then take you abroad in pretence that they want to get you a job there, Attah said.
“Instead, they end up killing their victims and harvesting all the valuable body parts.
“A lot of people were offered jobs in the Middle East but up till now, their family members cannot trace their whereabouts.
“The body parts’ black market business is booming in the Middle East. One kidney now costs $262,000, heart costs $119,000 and liver costs $157,000. Let our children and grandchildren be aware of these evil devices.”