Immigration officers at Kenneth Kaunda International airport in Zambia have rescued four girls believed to have been trafficked from Malawi.
According to the spokesperson for Mchinji border Andida Mando, the four girls were dropped at the airport on Wednesday morning in order to board a plane to an overseas country.
Mando added that the officers questioned the abductor, who gave contradictory statements on why he was taking the girls abroad.
The suspect told the officers that the girls were in Zambia to attend a funeral but later he changed the statement and said he was an agent helping girls secure a job in Kuwait.
The Zambian government has since sent back the girls to Malawi and the suspect is expected to be handed over to Malawi police for further questioning.