The Zonal Commander of the National Agency For Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP) Ijeoma Uduak, said her agency would continue to support the anti-corruption mandate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC).
A victim of human trafficking, Victoria Oyoke, nineteen years old, has narrated how she was sold with two of her friends for the sum of 500,000 cefas each to another trafficker in Cotonou, capital of the Benin Republic.
Popular social media platform, Facebook has been criticised by two Non-Governmental Organisations for the recent allegation that the social media platform is being used as a conduit for the online sale of Cameroonian refugee children in Nigeria. The Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA) United Kingdom and the Centre for Children’s Health, Education, Orientation and […]
The U.S. Mission to Nigeria has commended the Edo State government and the traditional institutions in the state for efforts being made to combat human trafficking. This is as it also pledged its commitment to expanding the scope of collaborations with states in Nigeria “serving as a source or transit point for human trafficking.” The […]
Tayo Olanipekun U.S. has invested a total of $75m into efforts geared at combating human trafficking and modern day slavery since 2017, the Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, has said. The country made this commitment through the congressionally-funded U.S. foreign assistance program, Program to End Modern Slavery, launched last year to reduce the prevalence of […]
Folake Sokoya The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has disowned the report alleging the body now engages witch doctors to boost its fight against human trafficking. Spokesman of the agency, Josiah Emereole, in a statement made available to Nationalwire, noted that the attention of his agency was drawn to media […]
The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected human trafficker while trying to transport two teenage girls from Lagos to Abidjan in Ivory Coast allegedly for commercial sex work. The suspect, Martha Edea, 30, a mother of two from Ogoja in Cross River State, was nabbed in […]
Tayo Olanipekun Nigerian ladies living in Oman have appealed to the Federal Government and Nigerians in general to come to their rescue so as to return home from the “harsh working conditions” they face in the Gulf state. A lot of them have been victims of human trafficking and are, therefore, appealing for help. In […]
A Benin High Court in Edo State has sentenced a 58-year-old woman to six years imprisonment for trafficking an 18-year-old girl to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Mrs. Joy Raji, mother of seven, who hails from Ikpoba-Okha LGA of the state had in January, 2016, been arraigned before Justice Alero Edodo-Eruaga on three counts bothering on […]