National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons Seeks Nigerians’ Support To Curb Human Trafficking
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on June 25, 2023
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has admonished Nigerians to join hands with the agency in the fight against human trafficking.
The Director in charge of Training and Manpower Development in NAPTIP, Arinze Orakwe, made the appeal while speaking with Newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.
He described as worrisome, the increasing number of underaged Nigerians trafficked by trafficking cartels locally and across the globe, adding that as at May 2023, the anti-human trafficking agency had rescued and sheltered about thirteen thousand and twenty-six females, four thousand seven hundred and twenty-seven males and eight thousand nine hundred and thirty-five children from the trafficking syndicates.
He pleaded with parents to monitor their wards round-the- clock to ensure they did not fall prey to those syndicates and also urged parents to ensure their wards travel out of the country through safe migration pathways.