The International Organization for Migration has warned Nigerians of the booming organ harvest in parts of the Middle East, urging them to beware of fake foreign travel agencies.
According to press statement signed by the National Protocol Officer, IOM-Nigeria, Mr. Ikechukwu Attah, these fake agencies promise their victims work abroad and help with their travel documents, only to end up killing their victims and harvesting all the valuable body parts.
He said that the body parts’ black market is now booming in parts of the Middle East, and advised prospective migrants to always go through proper channels to avoid falling victim.
According to the IOM, one kidney now costs two hundred and sixty-two thousand dollars while the heart costs one hundred and nineteen thousand dollars and liver costs one hundred and fifty-seven thousand dollars. Attah urged Nigerians to beware.