NAPTIP rescues 500 victims in 6 months

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), has said that no fewer than 500 victims of human trafficking have been rescued from January to July this year.
The Benin Zonal Commander of the agency, Nduka Nwanwenne revealed this during a 5 Kilometres walk in commemoration of this year’s UN Day Against Trafficking in Persons held in Benin City, capital of Edo State.
He explained that as part of efforts in winning the fight against human trafficking the Zonal Command has intensified enlightenment campaign in the rural areas as the traffickers have left the cities to recruit innocent victims from the rural areas.
Nwanwenne noted that the fight has taken a new dimension as traffickers no longer concentrate on young girls for prostitution but also younger people for organ harvesting.
The zonal commander (NAPTIP), Benin added that more collaborative effort is needed in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.
The five Kilometres walk which commenced from Adesuwa road in GRA went through Sepele Road to King Square and ended at the NUJ Press Centre.
In his goodwill message, Zonal Commandant, Nigerian Immigration Services, Kayode Eniolohunda said the command has been in the forefront of the fight against irregular migration in the country.
The Commandant, represented by Ehijele Esohe advised that “if people must travel, they should equip themselves with the required documents as the agency is not against anyone traveling out of the country but it must be carried out in a legitimate manner”.
On the party of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) represented by its Deputy Superintendent, Akhademe Faith, noted that stakeholders must join hands together to put an end to human trafficking in order to restore the pride and dignity of the country.
The anti human trafficking agency was commended for its fight to end human trafficking in the country.
President, Conference of Non Governmental Organizations (CONGOs), Comrade Abiola Dazzy Idufueko who made commendation, said the agency deserves more commendations for its good work in the country.
She said CONGOs as an umbrella body of all nongovernmental organizations will contribute its quota in sensitizing the youths on the dangers of irregular migration and human trafficking just as she added that the body is interested in young persons being conscious of their civil rights and responsibility.

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