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  •  The Department of State Services DSS Kano Command has rescued and handed over 27 victims of human trafficking to the Joint Border Task Force Kano Command Abdullahi Babale Kano Zonal Commander of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Kano He said that the victims were recruited from Oyo Osun Kogi Ondo Ekiti Lagos and Ogun states According to him the suspected victims and the suspected trafficker were set to travel to Libya for employment They fall between the ages of 19 years and 40 years with 23 females and four males Babale said He explained that the Agency would arraign the suspect as well as reunite the victims with their families NewsSourceCredit NAN
    DSS rescues 27 human trafficking victims in Kano
     The Department of State Services DSS Kano Command has rescued and handed over 27 victims of human trafficking to the Joint Border Task Force Kano Command Abdullahi Babale Kano Zonal Commander of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Kano He said that the victims were recruited from Oyo Osun Kogi Ondo Ekiti Lagos and Ogun states According to him the suspected victims and the suspected trafficker were set to travel to Libya for employment They fall between the ages of 19 years and 40 years with 23 females and four males Babale said He explained that the Agency would arraign the suspect as well as reunite the victims with their families NewsSourceCredit NAN
    DSS rescues 27 human trafficking victims in Kano
    Defence/Security3 days ago

    DSS rescues 27 human trafficking victims in Kano

    The Department of State Services (DSS) Kano Command, has rescued and handed over 27 victims of human trafficking to the Joint Border Task Force Kano Command.

    Abdullahi Babale, Kano Zonal Commander of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Kano.He said that the victims were recruited from Oyo, Osun, Kogi, Ondo, Ekiti, Lagos and Ogun states.

    According to him, the suspected victims and the suspected trafficker were set to travel to Libya for employment.

    “They fall between the ages of 19 years and 40 years, with 23 females and four males,” Babale said.

    He explained that the Agency would arraign the suspect as well as reunite the victims with their families.


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  •  No fewer than 19 survivors of human trafficking have been rescued by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons NAPTIP Kano zonal command Mr Abdullahi Babale Zonal Commander of the agency made this known in Kano while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday Babale said that the survivors were those rescued in the state between Sept 13 and 18 by the Joint Border Task Force adding that the suspected trafficker was also arrested during the joint operation He disclosed that the survivors were recruited from Abia Kaduna Lagos Ebonyi Edo Imo Ondo Oyo Ogun Enugu and Kogi states According to Babale the suspect is an indigene of Kano and was taking the victims to Libya for commercial sex and labour exploitation while the survivors were between the ages of 18 to 32 years The zonal commander also disclosed that 18 of the survivors were females while one was a male NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAPTIP rescues 19 suspected survivors of human trafficking in Kano
     No fewer than 19 survivors of human trafficking have been rescued by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons NAPTIP Kano zonal command Mr Abdullahi Babale Zonal Commander of the agency made this known in Kano while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday Babale said that the survivors were those rescued in the state between Sept 13 and 18 by the Joint Border Task Force adding that the suspected trafficker was also arrested during the joint operation He disclosed that the survivors were recruited from Abia Kaduna Lagos Ebonyi Edo Imo Ondo Oyo Ogun Enugu and Kogi states According to Babale the suspect is an indigene of Kano and was taking the victims to Libya for commercial sex and labour exploitation while the survivors were between the ages of 18 to 32 years The zonal commander also disclosed that 18 of the survivors were females while one was a male NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAPTIP rescues 19 suspected survivors of human trafficking in Kano
    General news5 days ago

    NAPTIP rescues 19 suspected survivors of human trafficking in Kano

    No fewer than 19 survivors of human trafficking have been rescued by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), Kano zonal command.

    Mr Abdullahi Babale, Zonal Commander of the agency, made this known in Kano while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday.

    Babale said that the survivors were those rescued in the state between Sept. 13 and 18, by the Joint Border Task Force, adding that the suspected trafficker was also arrested during the joint operation.

    He disclosed that the survivors were recruited from Abia, Kaduna, Lagos, Ebonyi, Edo, Imo, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Enugu and Kogi states.

    According to Babale, the suspect is an indigene of Kano and was taking the victims to Libya, for commercial sex and labour exploitation, while the survivors were between the ages of 18 to 32 years.

    The zonal commander also disclosed  that 18 of the survivors were females while one was a male.


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  •  The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons NAPTIP on Monday held a second batch of boot camp peer review for member of states taskforces to fight human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five day boot camp is organised to deepen engagement of members of states taskforce in fighting human traffickers The Director General DG of NAPTIP Dr Fatima Waziri Azi in her opening remarks appreciated Expertise France International Organisation Migration IOM UNODC among others for their support that enabled the boot camp to fruition Waziri Azi said the collaboration would provide avenue to holistically assess the level of progress made by the inaugurated taskforces across the country The NAPTIP DG said although the trends and proportionality of human trafficking might differ statistics revealed that no state was free from human traffickers NAPTIP s statistical analysis from 2019 2022 revealed that 61 per cent of human trafficking cases in the country occurred internally while 39 per cent was across our borders It is an undisputable fact that what anti human trafficking stakeholders have in their hands now is a national crisis This is major reason this forum is imperative for in depth interactions among state and non state actors she said The DG who was represented by Mr Olubiyi Olusayo Director of Intelligence Research and Programme Development NAPTIP said the second phase of the boot camp was organised for 12 states It would enable NAPTIP to take stock of the impact of the taskforces at the subnational levels The states included Edo Ogun Oyo Enugu Rivers Cross River Akwa Ibom Nasarawa Plateau Kaduna Borno and Jigawa she said According to her there is no doubt that human trafficking is a dynamic and emerging crime She urged the taskforces to present and maintain a clearer picture of how human trafficking affected their communities and how traffickers were changing their tactics NAPTIP would be looking forward to receiving and studying the report that would emanate from this five day meeting she stressed Ms Abimbola Adewumi Team Leader Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling programme United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC said the boot camp was a fruitful approach to addressing trafficking in persons Adewunmi said the 2020 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons reported that the use of internet had been integrated into the business model of traffickers The internet facilitates the luring of victims into sexual exploitation forced labour forced criminality and other purposes while also physically exploiting victims Adewunmi said There would be compendium of promising practices to help the taskforces in developing and effectively implementing own strategies to prevent and counter human trafficking The Country Project Manager Expertise France Mr Benjamin Eneanya said the need to establish states taskforces on human trafficking was due to the increasing human trafficking activities at the grassroots The four International Organisations Expertise France UNODC IOM and FIIAPP in collaboration with NAPTIP organised the Peer Review for the taskforces to enhance the system and learning This is also to document good practices identify challenges and work towards sustainable solutions as well as streamline the activities of the traffickers with the National Action Plan on Human Trafficking 2022 2026 he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Trafficking: NAPTIP holds boot camp peer review for member states’ taskforces
     The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons NAPTIP on Monday held a second batch of boot camp peer review for member of states taskforces to fight human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five day boot camp is organised to deepen engagement of members of states taskforce in fighting human traffickers The Director General DG of NAPTIP Dr Fatima Waziri Azi in her opening remarks appreciated Expertise France International Organisation Migration IOM UNODC among others for their support that enabled the boot camp to fruition Waziri Azi said the collaboration would provide avenue to holistically assess the level of progress made by the inaugurated taskforces across the country The NAPTIP DG said although the trends and proportionality of human trafficking might differ statistics revealed that no state was free from human traffickers NAPTIP s statistical analysis from 2019 2022 revealed that 61 per cent of human trafficking cases in the country occurred internally while 39 per cent was across our borders It is an undisputable fact that what anti human trafficking stakeholders have in their hands now is a national crisis This is major reason this forum is imperative for in depth interactions among state and non state actors she said The DG who was represented by Mr Olubiyi Olusayo Director of Intelligence Research and Programme Development NAPTIP said the second phase of the boot camp was organised for 12 states It would enable NAPTIP to take stock of the impact of the taskforces at the subnational levels The states included Edo Ogun Oyo Enugu Rivers Cross River Akwa Ibom Nasarawa Plateau Kaduna Borno and Jigawa she said According to her there is no doubt that human trafficking is a dynamic and emerging crime She urged the taskforces to present and maintain a clearer picture of how human trafficking affected their communities and how traffickers were changing their tactics NAPTIP would be looking forward to receiving and studying the report that would emanate from this five day meeting she stressed Ms Abimbola Adewumi Team Leader Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling programme United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC said the boot camp was a fruitful approach to addressing trafficking in persons Adewunmi said the 2020 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons reported that the use of internet had been integrated into the business model of traffickers The internet facilitates the luring of victims into sexual exploitation forced labour forced criminality and other purposes while also physically exploiting victims Adewunmi said There would be compendium of promising practices to help the taskforces in developing and effectively implementing own strategies to prevent and counter human trafficking The Country Project Manager Expertise France Mr Benjamin Eneanya said the need to establish states taskforces on human trafficking was due to the increasing human trafficking activities at the grassroots The four International Organisations Expertise France UNODC IOM and FIIAPP in collaboration with NAPTIP organised the Peer Review for the taskforces to enhance the system and learning This is also to document good practices identify challenges and work towards sustainable solutions as well as streamline the activities of the traffickers with the National Action Plan on Human Trafficking 2022 2026 he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Trafficking: NAPTIP holds boot camp peer review for member states’ taskforces
    Defence/Security6 days ago

    Trafficking: NAPTIP holds boot camp peer review for member states’ taskforces

    The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) on Monday held a second batch of boot camp peer review for member of states taskforces to fight human trafficking   The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five-day boot camp is organised to deepen engagement of members of states taskforce in fighting human traffickers.  

    The Director – General ( DG) of NAPTIP, Dr Fatima Waziri-Azi in her opening remarks, appreciated Expertise France, International Organisation Migration (IOM), UNODC among others, for their support that enabled the boot camp to fruition.  

    Waziri-Azi said the collaboration would provide avenue to holistically assess the level of progress made by the inaugurated taskforces across the country.  

    The NAPTIP DG said although the trends and proportionality of human trafficking might differ, statistics revealed that no state was free from human traffickers.  

    “NAPTIP’s statistical analysis from 2019 – 2022 revealed that 61 per cent of human trafficking cases in the country occurred internally while 39 per cent was across our borders.  

    “It is an undisputable fact that what anti – human trafficking stakeholders have in their hands now is a national crisis.

    ” This is major reason this forum is imperative for in-depth interactions among state and non-state actors,” she said.  

    The DG, who was represented by Mr Olubiyi Olusayo, Director of Intelligence, Research and Programme Development NAPTIP, said the second phase of the boot camp was organised for 12 states.  

    “It would enable NAPTIP to take stock of the impact of the taskforces at the subnational levels.  

    “The states included  Edo, Ogun, Oyo, Enugu, Rivers, Cross-River, Akwa-Ibom, Nasarawa, Plateau, Kaduna, Borno, and Jigawa,” she said.  

    According to her, there is no doubt that human trafficking is a dynamic and emerging crime.  

    She urged the taskforces to present and maintain a clearer picture of how human trafficking affected their communities and how traffickers were changing their tactics.  

    “NAPTIP would be looking forward to receiving and studying the report that would emanate from this five-day meeting,” she stressed.  

    Ms. Abimbola Adewumi, Team Leader, Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the boot camp was a fruitful approach to addressing trafficking in persons.  

    Adewunmi said the 2020 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, reported that the use of internet had been integrated into the business model of traffickers.  

    “The internet facilitates the luring of victims into sexual exploitation, forced labour, forced criminality and other purposes while also physically exploiting victims.

    ,” Adewunmi said.  

    “There would be compendium of promising practices to help the taskforces in developing and effectively implementing own strategies to prevent and counter human trafficking.

    ”   The Country Project Manager, Expertise France, Mr Benjamin Eneanya, said the need to establish states’ taskforces on human trafficking was due to the increasing human trafficking activities at the grassroots.  

    “The four International Organisations – Expertise France, UNODC, IOM and FIIAPP, in collaboration with NAPTIP, organised the Peer Review for the taskforces to enhance the system and learning.  

    “This is also to document good practices, identify challenges and work towards sustainable solutions as well as streamline the activities of the  traffickers with the National Action Plan on Human Trafficking 2022-2026,” he said.


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  •  The of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NiDCOM Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa has advised Nigerians who illegally travelled to the UAE and get stranded to desist from resorting to media blackmail Dabiri Erewa gave the advice in a statement by Abdur Rahman Balogun Head of Media Public Relations and Protocols of the commission on Thursday in Abuja She said that the stranded Nigerians are who in the UAE illigally should not make an already bad case worsen by resorting to media blackmail Dabiri Erewa said the commission was responding to a post on some social media blogs that 300 Nigerians abandoned in Dubai as NIDCOM NAPTIP Foreign Affairs relax evacuation effort She said in spite several warnings by government it was regrettable that some Nigerians still found themselves as victims of this act In line with its citizens diplomacy government had approved the evacuation of over 300 Nigerians stranded in the UAE he said She said that regrettably many of those affected have not been totally cooperative as they refused to follow the laid down procedures Investigations also revealed that over 100 Nigerians had served various jail sentences ranging from drugs to credit card frauds robberies amongst others he said Dabiri Erewa said having landed at the holding centres they demanded that the Nigerian consulate in Dubai to should immediately bring them back She said that rather than complying with the directives of the Nigerian consulate in Dubai some of them engaged in media blackmail of the Nigerian and UAE government The NiDCOM boss said media blackmail would make an already bad case worse saying that rules on such cases would not be circumvented She said that the alleged abandonment of Nigerians in Dubai was completely untrue and misleading The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian Mission have been working assiduously with the UAE authorities to assist over 300 Nigerians stranded in the country for various reasons she said She said the offences range from overstay loss of passports lack of documentation especially in the case of infants to pending cases with the Emirati Police Dabiri Erewa advised Nigerians affected to comply with the laid down rules and regulations as stipulated by the UAE and the Nigeria Consulate in Dubai nannnews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Illigal Migration: NiDCOM boss advises against media blackmail on deportation 
     The of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NiDCOM Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa has advised Nigerians who illegally travelled to the UAE and get stranded to desist from resorting to media blackmail Dabiri Erewa gave the advice in a statement by Abdur Rahman Balogun Head of Media Public Relations and Protocols of the commission on Thursday in Abuja She said that the stranded Nigerians are who in the UAE illigally should not make an already bad case worsen by resorting to media blackmail Dabiri Erewa said the commission was responding to a post on some social media blogs that 300 Nigerians abandoned in Dubai as NIDCOM NAPTIP Foreign Affairs relax evacuation effort She said in spite several warnings by government it was regrettable that some Nigerians still found themselves as victims of this act In line with its citizens diplomacy government had approved the evacuation of over 300 Nigerians stranded in the UAE he said She said that regrettably many of those affected have not been totally cooperative as they refused to follow the laid down procedures Investigations also revealed that over 100 Nigerians had served various jail sentences ranging from drugs to credit card frauds robberies amongst others he said Dabiri Erewa said having landed at the holding centres they demanded that the Nigerian consulate in Dubai to should immediately bring them back She said that rather than complying with the directives of the Nigerian consulate in Dubai some of them engaged in media blackmail of the Nigerian and UAE government The NiDCOM boss said media blackmail would make an already bad case worse saying that rules on such cases would not be circumvented She said that the alleged abandonment of Nigerians in Dubai was completely untrue and misleading The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian Mission have been working assiduously with the UAE authorities to assist over 300 Nigerians stranded in the country for various reasons she said She said the offences range from overstay loss of passports lack of documentation especially in the case of infants to pending cases with the Emirati Police Dabiri Erewa advised Nigerians affected to comply with the laid down rules and regulations as stipulated by the UAE and the Nigeria Consulate in Dubai nannnews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Illigal Migration: NiDCOM boss advises against media blackmail on deportation 
    Foreign1 week ago

    Illigal Migration: NiDCOM boss advises against media blackmail on deportation 

    The of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs  Abike Dabiri-Erewa has advised Nigerians who illegally travelled to the UAE and get  stranded to desist from resorting to media blackmail.

    Dabiri-Erewa gave the advice in a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols of the commission on Thursday in Abuja.

    She said that the stranded Nigerians are who in the UAE illigally, should not make an already bad case worsen by resorting to media blackmail.

    Dabiri-Erewa said the commission was responding to a post on some social media blogs that “300 Nigerians abandoned in Dubai as NIDCOM, NAPTIP, Foreign Affairs relax evacuation effort”.

    She said in spite several warnings by government, it was regrettable that some Nigerians still found themselves as victims of this act.

    “In line with its citizens diplomacy, government had approved the evacuation of over 300 Nigerians stranded in the UAE,“he said.

    She said that regrettably, many of those affected have not been totally cooperative as they refused to follow the laid down procedures.

    “Investigations also revealed that over 100 Nigerians  had served various jail sentences (ranging from drugs to credit card frauds, robberies amongst others),“he said.

    Dabiri-Erewa said having landed at the holding centres , they demanded that the  Nigerian consulate in Dubai to should  immediately bring them back.

    She said that rather than complying with the directives of the Nigerian consulate in Dubai, some of them engaged in media blackmail of the Nigerian and UAE government.

    The NiDCOM boss said media blackmail would make an already bad case worse, saying that rules on such cases would not be circumvented.

    She said that the alleged abandonment of Nigerians   in Dubai was completely untrue and misleading.

    “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian Mission have been working assiduously with the UAE authorities to assist over 300 Nigerians stranded in the country for various reasons, she said.

    She said the offences range from overstay, loss of passports, lack of documentation especially in the case of infants to pending cases with the Emirati Police.

    Dabiri-Erewa advised Nigerians affected to comply with the laid down rules and regulations as stipulated by the UAE and the Nigeria Consulate in Dubai.

    nannnews.


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  •  The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP Dr Fatima Waziri Azi has ordered a manhunt of a trafficking suspect identified as Nkiru NAPTIP s spokesperson Mr Vincent Adekoye made this known in a statement he issued on Monday in Abuja He stated that the suspect took a 16 year old girl and her son from a community in Anambra to Ghana from where she allegedly recruits victims from remote villages in Nigeria He quoted Waziri Azi as directing an increased surveillance and round the clock monitoring of another suspect in the case popularly known as Zuma Zuma was said to be the facilitator behind the recruitment and transportation of trafficked victims to Ghana Adekoye observed that Zuma s recent release by NAPTIP in Anambra elicited negative reactions from the people of Awka Etiti in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state He stated that Zuma was released on bail after two weeks at NAPTIP s detention facility to assist it to trace Nkiru and her victims He added that during interrogation Zuma admitted that Nkiru approached him at a shopping mall in Nnewi and requested for a girl that could work in her bar in Ghana It was the request that prompted the recruitment of the victim The victim was said to have travelled with her three month old baby and nothing had been heard about them ever since Adekoye stated that Waziri Azi assured the community and other stakeholders that NAPTIP would rescue the victim and her son He quoted her as saying that NAPTIP would not hesitate to revoke the bail granted to Zuma in the event of a breach of the terms of the bail NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAPTIP orders manhunt of trans-border trafficking suspect
     The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP Dr Fatima Waziri Azi has ordered a manhunt of a trafficking suspect identified as Nkiru NAPTIP s spokesperson Mr Vincent Adekoye made this known in a statement he issued on Monday in Abuja He stated that the suspect took a 16 year old girl and her son from a community in Anambra to Ghana from where she allegedly recruits victims from remote villages in Nigeria He quoted Waziri Azi as directing an increased surveillance and round the clock monitoring of another suspect in the case popularly known as Zuma Zuma was said to be the facilitator behind the recruitment and transportation of trafficked victims to Ghana Adekoye observed that Zuma s recent release by NAPTIP in Anambra elicited negative reactions from the people of Awka Etiti in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state He stated that Zuma was released on bail after two weeks at NAPTIP s detention facility to assist it to trace Nkiru and her victims He added that during interrogation Zuma admitted that Nkiru approached him at a shopping mall in Nnewi and requested for a girl that could work in her bar in Ghana It was the request that prompted the recruitment of the victim The victim was said to have travelled with her three month old baby and nothing had been heard about them ever since Adekoye stated that Waziri Azi assured the community and other stakeholders that NAPTIP would rescue the victim and her son He quoted her as saying that NAPTIP would not hesitate to revoke the bail granted to Zuma in the event of a breach of the terms of the bail NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAPTIP orders manhunt of trans-border trafficking suspect
    General news2 weeks ago

    NAPTIP orders manhunt of trans-border trafficking suspect

    The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dr Fatima Waziri-Azi, has ordered a manhunt of a trafficking suspect identified as Nkiru.

    NAPTIP’s spokesperson, Mr Vincent Adekoye, made this known in a statement he issued on Monday in Abuja.

    He stated that the suspect took a 16-year-old-girl and her son from a community in Anambra to Ghana from where she allegedly recruits victims from remote villages in Nigeria.

    He quoted Waziri-Azi as directing an increased surveillance and round-the-clock monitoring of another suspect in the case, popularly known as Zuma. Zuma was said to be the facilitator behind the recruitment and transportation of trafficked victims to Ghana.

    Adekoye observed that Zuma’s recent release by NAPTIP in Anambra elicited negative reactions from the people of Awka-Etiti in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.

    He stated that Zuma was released on bail after two weeks at NAPTIP’s detention facility to assist it to trace Nkiru and her victims.

    He added that during interrogation, Zuma admitted that Nkiru approached him at a shopping mall in Nnewi and requested for a girl that could work in her bar in Ghana.

    It was the request that prompted the recruitment of the victim.

    The victim was said to have travelled with her three-month-old baby and nothing had been heard about them ever since.

    Adekoye stated that Waziri-Azi assured the community and other stakeholders that NAPTIP would rescue the victim and her son.

    He quoted her as saying that NAPTIP would not hesitate to revoke the bail granted to Zuma in the event of a breach of the terms of the bail.


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  •  The Anambra Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons says it has launched a manhunt for the woman allegedly behind the missing of a 16 year old mother and her three month old baby The State Commander of NAPTIP Mrs Judith Chukwu Ibadin told newsmen in Awka on Monday that the suspect took the mother and baby to Ghana Ibadin said that the suspect engaged one Nzube Nwakamma 22 to recruit a girl that could work in her restaurant in Ghana for N100 000 monthly pay She alleged that the suspect who is said to be resident in Ghana had successfully moved her victim from Anambra to Ghana for prostitution She said that Nwakamma who facilitated the illicit travel had been arrested and was assisting the agency in its investigation Ibadin said that the facilitator in his statement narrated how he recruited the 16 year old from Awka Etiti in Idemili South Local Government Area According to her Nwakanma confessed that he took the lady who was his girfriend to Nnewi where he handed her and her baby over to the suspect They met in Nnewi where the woman paid Nwakamma N100 000 to recruit a girl who would work in her supposed restaurant in Ghana she further said The state NAPTIP boss also said that the transaction was done in May but was reported to NAPTIP by the police in August She said that the agency was working hard to track down the suspect with the information provided to it by Nwakamma She also gave assurance that the agency would leave no stone unturned to locate and rescue the victim and her baby She said that the Director General of NAPTIP Dr Fatima Waziri Azi had taken special interest in the matter He has consequently ordered an intensive manhurt and immediate arrest of all those involved in the illicit trade Ibadin said She described the case as a transborder crime saying that the agency had fully activated all the security apparatuses over the matter We shared all information we have about the woman in Ghana with the relevant agencies for tracking and possible arrest she said She said that Nwakamma had been granted bail on the condition that he would report daily at the agency s office We want to assure the Awka Etiti people that if the suspect threatens them or becomes a threat we shall revoke his bail and put him back in detention with court order she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Human trafficking: Anambra NAPTIP launches manhunt over missing 16-year-old mother, baby
     The Anambra Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons says it has launched a manhunt for the woman allegedly behind the missing of a 16 year old mother and her three month old baby The State Commander of NAPTIP Mrs Judith Chukwu Ibadin told newsmen in Awka on Monday that the suspect took the mother and baby to Ghana Ibadin said that the suspect engaged one Nzube Nwakamma 22 to recruit a girl that could work in her restaurant in Ghana for N100 000 monthly pay She alleged that the suspect who is said to be resident in Ghana had successfully moved her victim from Anambra to Ghana for prostitution She said that Nwakamma who facilitated the illicit travel had been arrested and was assisting the agency in its investigation Ibadin said that the facilitator in his statement narrated how he recruited the 16 year old from Awka Etiti in Idemili South Local Government Area According to her Nwakanma confessed that he took the lady who was his girfriend to Nnewi where he handed her and her baby over to the suspect They met in Nnewi where the woman paid Nwakamma N100 000 to recruit a girl who would work in her supposed restaurant in Ghana she further said The state NAPTIP boss also said that the transaction was done in May but was reported to NAPTIP by the police in August She said that the agency was working hard to track down the suspect with the information provided to it by Nwakamma She also gave assurance that the agency would leave no stone unturned to locate and rescue the victim and her baby She said that the Director General of NAPTIP Dr Fatima Waziri Azi had taken special interest in the matter He has consequently ordered an intensive manhurt and immediate arrest of all those involved in the illicit trade Ibadin said She described the case as a transborder crime saying that the agency had fully activated all the security apparatuses over the matter We shared all information we have about the woman in Ghana with the relevant agencies for tracking and possible arrest she said She said that Nwakamma had been granted bail on the condition that he would report daily at the agency s office We want to assure the Awka Etiti people that if the suspect threatens them or becomes a threat we shall revoke his bail and put him back in detention with court order she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Human trafficking: Anambra NAPTIP launches manhunt over missing 16-year-old mother, baby
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Human trafficking: Anambra NAPTIP launches manhunt over missing 16-year-old mother, baby

    The Anambra Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons says it has launched a manhunt for the woman allegedly behind the missing of a 16-year-old mother and her three-month-old baby.

    The State Commander of NAPTIP, Mrs Judith-Chukwu Ibadin, told newsmen in Awka on Monday that the suspect took the mother and baby to Ghana.

    Ibadin said that the suspect engaged one Nzube Nwakamma, 22, to recruit a girl that could work in her restaurant in Ghana for N100,000 monthly pay.

    She alleged that the suspect, who is said to be resident in Ghana, had successfully moved her victim from Anambra to Ghana for prostitution.

    She said that Nwakamma, who facilitated the illicit travel, had been arrested and was assisting the agency in its investigation.

    Ibadin said that the facilitator, in his statement, narrated how he recruited the 16-year-old from Awka Etiti in Idemili South Local Government Area. According to her, Nwakanma confessed that he took the lady, who was his girfriend, to Nnewi, where he handed her and her baby over to the suspect.

    “They met in Nnewi where the woman paid Nwakamma N100,000 to recruit a girl who would work in her supposed restaurant in Ghana,” she further said.

    The state NAPTIP boss also said that the transaction was done in May but was reported to NAPTIP by the police in August.

    She said that the agency was working hard to track down the suspect with the information provided to it by Nwakamma.

    She also gave assurance that the agency would leave no stone unturned to locate and rescue the victim and her baby.

    She said that the Director-General of NAPTIP, Dr Fatima Waziri-Azi, had taken special interest in the matter.

    “He has consequently ordered an intensive manhurt and immediate arrest of all those involved in the illicit trade,” Ibadin said.

    She described the case as a transborder crime, saying that the agency had fully activated all the security apparatuses over the matter.

    “We shared all information we have about the woman in Ghana with the relevant agencies for tracking and possible arrest,” she said.

    She said that Nwakamma had been granted bail on the condition that he would report daily at the agency’s office.

    “We want to assure the Awka Etiti people that if the suspect threatens them or becomes a threat, we shall revoke his bail and put him back in detention with court order,” she said.


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  •  The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS on Monday handed over a 13 year old girl from Ogun it arrested in Kebbi on her way to Libya The girl was traveling alone when she was arrested by immigration personnel in Local Government Area of Kebbi The Comptroller of the NIS in the state Mrs Rabi Bashir Nuhu made this known while briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Monday The girl was intercepted at Koko border on Friday Aug 9 as she was travelling from Ogun to Sokoto unaccompanied and alone The officers became suspicious of her and started asking questions and later discovered that she was travelling alone She gave our men some contacts and among the contacts was someone from Libya which made us to believe that the girl was a victim of trafficking Upon further interrogation by the Anti human Trafficking Unit the girl claimed she was going to Libya to serve as house maid We did not believe that we have the belief that she is being trafficked to go to Libya to be used for labour exploitation prostitution or organ harvesting the controller said Bashir Nuhu assured that NIS would not allow any suspicious character or person profiting from human trafficking to pass its net in the state In her response the victim told newsmen that she hails from Ekiti State but lives with her grandmother in Ogun Someone contacted my grandmother and asked me to come to Sokoto state and she gave me a contact that I should call If I come to Sokoto for onward movement to Libya My mum and dad are separated but the mum is living in Ogun state as for my father I don t know where he is now I am in Junior Secondary School class two she said Receiving the victim Sokoto Zonal Commander of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons NAPTIP Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi said that the agency would undertake thorough investigation of the matter We will ensure that the girl reaches her family and undertake diligent investigation he said Abdullahi represented by Rilwanu Buhari commended NIS for collaborating with the agency to eradicate human trafficking in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NIS hands over Libya bound 13-yr-old-girl to NAPTIP 
     The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS on Monday handed over a 13 year old girl from Ogun it arrested in Kebbi on her way to Libya The girl was traveling alone when she was arrested by immigration personnel in Local Government Area of Kebbi The Comptroller of the NIS in the state Mrs Rabi Bashir Nuhu made this known while briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Monday The girl was intercepted at Koko border on Friday Aug 9 as she was travelling from Ogun to Sokoto unaccompanied and alone The officers became suspicious of her and started asking questions and later discovered that she was travelling alone She gave our men some contacts and among the contacts was someone from Libya which made us to believe that the girl was a victim of trafficking Upon further interrogation by the Anti human Trafficking Unit the girl claimed she was going to Libya to serve as house maid We did not believe that we have the belief that she is being trafficked to go to Libya to be used for labour exploitation prostitution or organ harvesting the controller said Bashir Nuhu assured that NIS would not allow any suspicious character or person profiting from human trafficking to pass its net in the state In her response the victim told newsmen that she hails from Ekiti State but lives with her grandmother in Ogun Someone contacted my grandmother and asked me to come to Sokoto state and she gave me a contact that I should call If I come to Sokoto for onward movement to Libya My mum and dad are separated but the mum is living in Ogun state as for my father I don t know where he is now I am in Junior Secondary School class two she said Receiving the victim Sokoto Zonal Commander of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons NAPTIP Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi said that the agency would undertake thorough investigation of the matter We will ensure that the girl reaches her family and undertake diligent investigation he said Abdullahi represented by Rilwanu Buhari commended NIS for collaborating with the agency to eradicate human trafficking in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NIS hands over Libya bound 13-yr-old-girl to NAPTIP 
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    NIS hands over Libya bound 13-yr-old-girl to NAPTIP 

    The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), on Monday handed over a 13-year-old girl from Ogun it arrested in Kebbi on her way to Libya.

    The girl was traveling alone when she was arrested by immigration personnel in Local Government Area of Kebbi.

    The Comptroller of the NIS in the state, Mrs Rabi Bashir-Nuhu, made this known while briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.

    “The girl was intercepted at Koko border on Friday, Aug. 9 as she was travelling from Ogun to Sokoto unaccompanied and alone.

    “The officers became suspicious of her and started asking questions and later discovered that she was travelling alone.

    “She gave our men some contacts and among the contacts was someone from Libya which made us to believe that the girl was a victim of trafficking.

    “Upon further interrogation by the Anti-human Trafficking Unit, the girl claimed she was going to Libya to serve as house maid.

    “We did not believe that; we have the belief that she is being trafficked to go to Libya to be used for labour exploitation, prostitution or organ harvesting,” the controller said.

    Bashir-Nuhu assured that NIS would not allow any suspicious character or person profiting from human trafficking to pass its net in the state.

    In her response, the victim told newsmen that she hails from Ekiti State but lives with her grandmother in Ogun.“Someone contacted my grandmother and asked me to come to Sokoto state and she gave me a contact that I should call If I come to Sokoto for onward movement to Libya.

    “My mum and dad are separated but the mum is living in Ogun state, as for my father, I don’t know where he is now.

    I am in Junior Secondary School, class two,” she said.

    Receiving the victim, Sokoto Zonal Commander of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, said that the agency would undertake thorough investigation of the matter.

    “We will ensure that the girl reaches her family and undertake diligent investigation,” he said.

    Abdullahi, represented by Rilwanu Buhari, commended NIS for collaborating with the agency to eradicate human trafficking in the country.


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  •  The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP on Friday trained the Heads of Anti Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force across the country on best ways and effective tips to combat human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training took place at the Dover Hotel Ikeja Lagos Mr Arinze Orakwe Director of Training and Manpower Development NAPTIP in his opening remarks said that the programme was part of Initiatives to develop the capacity of Police across the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja Orakwe also said that the training was to remind participants of their specific and general role as the Nigeria Police Force and as chief law enforcement agency in the country This is a programme designed by the Director General of NAPTIP to build synergy with the police and also to erect structures within communities that are tuned to demands of trafficking NAPTIP just has nine zonal offices about eight state offices and liaison offices It is still not enough compared to Police with presence in the 774 local governments areas So we really need the Police and that is why we have identified these trafficking units and training of the personnel to identify trafficking in persons victims protocols referrals protocols for return integration and communication Trafficking of persons has one definition as given by United Nations because those are the specific demands that are made of the agency and we need to make them to understand this he added The NAPTIP official noted that combating trafficking was most important for the survival of the nation He added that the training was to equally make participants understand different measures to handle trafficking related cases What NAPTIP has done with the support of ECOWAS is to invite other countries in the West Coast to enact similar laws set up similar agencies like we have same in Ghana Gambia Niger International organisations are helping us populate similar decision in West African region Speaking Bertha Ngurulu Project Officer Counter Trafficking and Mixed Migration with the Inter Organisation for Migration IOM said that there was need for collaboration and partnership of stakeholders to provide comprehensive assistance to victims of trafficking in the areas of investigation and prosecution Ngurulu called on citizens particularly youths being offered job or study abroad in foreign countries for greener pastures to be careful in order not to fall victim of trafficking According to her some countries in the Middle East are known for exploitation and a certain group of young girls in a nationality are usually targeted Therefore it s an indicator that trafficking is involved The message for everyone particularly young people seeking greener pastures abroad is that whenever they are in doubt of any offer and do not have adequate or genuine information on where they are going they should please reach out to NAPTIP It is most important so that they can be guided For example when you re being offered a job that you don t have the requirements and not qualified to get know there s more to it she added Meanwhile Mr Bello Omotosho Technical Advisor in charge of Component One of Governance Component Action Against Trafficking In Persons and Smuggling of Migrants A TIPSOM described the programme as holistic approach against trafficking Omotosho said that no fewer than 60 participants were taking part in the A TIPSOM a project funded by European Union and Implemented by International and Ibero American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies FIIAPP He added that it was collaborating with IOM to support the NAPTIP to train the Heads of Anti Human Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force from the 36 States of the Federation FCT and the FCID He said that the platform also provided an enabling environment for stakeholders to henceforth work together and relate with one another on the fight against trafficking According to him capacity of the heads of Anti Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force have been built and equiped with relevant skills to respond in a timely manner to cases that come to their knowledge The essence of this training is to ensure that the existing inter agency rivalry between NAPTIP and the Nigerian Police in the area of combating trafficking is bridged to a point where they are able to work together respond to the issues and assist victims of this crime Our expectations is that part of the fall out from this training is that we will be able to see that cases are being referred and feedbacks are also being provided as part of commitment from the participants he added Omotosho expressed confidence that the programme would be continuous We are hoping to replicate the same with the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS whereby we have NIS the Police and NAPTIP even Civil Society Organisations collaborate The NIS is always at the border and can easily detect the crime when it has to do with cross border trafficking and refer to either NAPTIP or Police knowing fully well that NAPTIP s presence is limited We also have a body that is supporting NAPTIP in this fight called Network of Society Coalition Against Trafficking and Abuse So with all these collaboration there is no hiding place for the perpetrators of this crime he said www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAPTIP trains Heads of Anti-Trafficking Units on combating crime
     The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP on Friday trained the Heads of Anti Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force across the country on best ways and effective tips to combat human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training took place at the Dover Hotel Ikeja Lagos Mr Arinze Orakwe Director of Training and Manpower Development NAPTIP in his opening remarks said that the programme was part of Initiatives to develop the capacity of Police across the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja Orakwe also said that the training was to remind participants of their specific and general role as the Nigeria Police Force and as chief law enforcement agency in the country This is a programme designed by the Director General of NAPTIP to build synergy with the police and also to erect structures within communities that are tuned to demands of trafficking NAPTIP just has nine zonal offices about eight state offices and liaison offices It is still not enough compared to Police with presence in the 774 local governments areas So we really need the Police and that is why we have identified these trafficking units and training of the personnel to identify trafficking in persons victims protocols referrals protocols for return integration and communication Trafficking of persons has one definition as given by United Nations because those are the specific demands that are made of the agency and we need to make them to understand this he added The NAPTIP official noted that combating trafficking was most important for the survival of the nation He added that the training was to equally make participants understand different measures to handle trafficking related cases What NAPTIP has done with the support of ECOWAS is to invite other countries in the West Coast to enact similar laws set up similar agencies like we have same in Ghana Gambia Niger International organisations are helping us populate similar decision in West African region Speaking Bertha Ngurulu Project Officer Counter Trafficking and Mixed Migration with the Inter Organisation for Migration IOM said that there was need for collaboration and partnership of stakeholders to provide comprehensive assistance to victims of trafficking in the areas of investigation and prosecution Ngurulu called on citizens particularly youths being offered job or study abroad in foreign countries for greener pastures to be careful in order not to fall victim of trafficking According to her some countries in the Middle East are known for exploitation and a certain group of young girls in a nationality are usually targeted Therefore it s an indicator that trafficking is involved The message for everyone particularly young people seeking greener pastures abroad is that whenever they are in doubt of any offer and do not have adequate or genuine information on where they are going they should please reach out to NAPTIP It is most important so that they can be guided For example when you re being offered a job that you don t have the requirements and not qualified to get know there s more to it she added Meanwhile Mr Bello Omotosho Technical Advisor in charge of Component One of Governance Component Action Against Trafficking In Persons and Smuggling of Migrants A TIPSOM described the programme as holistic approach against trafficking Omotosho said that no fewer than 60 participants were taking part in the A TIPSOM a project funded by European Union and Implemented by International and Ibero American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies FIIAPP He added that it was collaborating with IOM to support the NAPTIP to train the Heads of Anti Human Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force from the 36 States of the Federation FCT and the FCID He said that the platform also provided an enabling environment for stakeholders to henceforth work together and relate with one another on the fight against trafficking According to him capacity of the heads of Anti Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force have been built and equiped with relevant skills to respond in a timely manner to cases that come to their knowledge The essence of this training is to ensure that the existing inter agency rivalry between NAPTIP and the Nigerian Police in the area of combating trafficking is bridged to a point where they are able to work together respond to the issues and assist victims of this crime Our expectations is that part of the fall out from this training is that we will be able to see that cases are being referred and feedbacks are also being provided as part of commitment from the participants he added Omotosho expressed confidence that the programme would be continuous We are hoping to replicate the same with the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS whereby we have NIS the Police and NAPTIP even Civil Society Organisations collaborate The NIS is always at the border and can easily detect the crime when it has to do with cross border trafficking and refer to either NAPTIP or Police knowing fully well that NAPTIP s presence is limited We also have a body that is supporting NAPTIP in this fight called Network of Society Coalition Against Trafficking and Abuse So with all these collaboration there is no hiding place for the perpetrators of this crime he said www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAPTIP trains Heads of Anti-Trafficking Units on combating crime
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    NAPTIP trains Heads of Anti-Trafficking Units on combating crime

    The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday trained the Heads of Anti-Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force across the country on best ways and effective tips to combat human trafficking.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training took place at the Dover Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

    Mr Arinze Orakwe, Director of Training and Manpower Development, NAPTIP, in his opening remarks, said that the programme was part of Initiatives to develop the capacity of Police across the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

    Orakwe also said that the training was to remind participants of their specific and general role as the Nigeria Police Force and as chief law enforcement agency in the country .

    “This is a programme designed by the Director-General of NAPTIP to build synergy with the police and also to erect structures within communities that are tuned to demands of trafficking.

    “NAPTIP just has nine zonal offices, about eight state offices and liaison offices.

    It is still not enough compared to Police, with presence in the 774 local governments areas.

    “So, we really need the Police and that is why we have identified these trafficking units and training of the personnel to identify trafficking in persons, victims, protocols, referrals, protocols for return, integration and communication.

    “Trafficking of persons has one definition as given by United Nations because those are the specific demands that are made of the agency and we need to make them to understand this,” he added.

    The NAPTIP official noted that combating trafficking was most important for the survival of the nation.

    He added that the training was to equally make participants understand different measures to handle trafficking related cases.

    “What NAPTIP has done with the support of ECOWAS is to invite other countries in the West Coast to enact similar laws, set up similar agencies like we have same in Ghana, Gambia, Niger.

    “International organisations are helping us populate similar decision in West African region.

    ”Speaking, Bertha Ngurulu, Project Officer, Counter Trafficking and Mixed Migration with the Inter Organisation for Migration (IOM),  said that there was need for collaboration and partnership of stakeholders to provide comprehensive assistance to victims of trafficking in the areas of investigation and prosecution.

    Ngurulu called on citizens, particularly youths,  being offered job or study abroad in foreign countries for greener pastures to be careful in order not to fall victim of trafficking.

    According to her, some countries in the Middle East are known for exploitation and a certain group of young girls in a nationality are usually targeted.

    “Therefore, it’s an indicator that trafficking is involved.

    “The message for everyone, particularly young people, seeking greener pastures abroad is that whenever they are in doubt of any offer and do not have adequate or genuine information on where they are going, they should please reach out to NAPTIP.

    “It is most important so that they can be guided.

    “For example, when you’re being offered a job that you don’t have the requirements and not qualified to get, know there’s more to it,” she added.

    Meanwhile, Mr Bello Omotosho, Technical Advisor in charge of Component One of Governance Component, Action Against Trafficking In Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (A-TIPSOM), described the programme as holistic approach against trafficking.

    Omotosho said that no fewer than 60 participants were taking part in the A-TIPSOM, a project funded by European Union and Implemented by International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP).

    He added that it was collaborating with IOM to support the NAPTIP to train the Heads of Anti-Human Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force from the 36 States of the Federation, FCT and   the FCID.

    He said that the platform also provided an enabling environment for stakeholders to henceforth work together and relate with one another on the fight against trafficking.

    According to him, capacity of the heads of Anti-Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force have been built and equiped with relevant skills to respond in a timely manner to cases that come to their knowledge.

    “The essence of this training is to ensure that the existing inter agency rivalry between NAPTIP and the Nigerian Police in the area of combating trafficking is bridged to a point where they are able to work together, respond to the issues and assist victims of this crime.

    “Our expectations is that part of the fall out  from this training is that we will be able to see that cases are being referred and feedbacks are also being provided as part of commitment from the participants,” he added.

    Omotosho expressed confidence that the programme would be continuous.

    “We are hoping to replicate the same with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) whereby we have NIS, the Police and NAPTIP, even Civil Society Organisations, collaborate.

    “The NIS is always at the border and can easily detect the crime when it has to do with cross border trafficking and refer to either NAPTIP or Police, knowing fully well that NAPTIP’s presence is limited.

    “We also have a body that is supporting NAPTIP in this fight called Network of Society Coalition Against Trafficking and Abuse.

    “So, with all these collaboration, there is no hiding place for the perpetrators of this crime,” he said.

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  •  The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP has trained Heads of Police Anti Trafficking Units from across the country on effective methods of combating human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training was held on Friday in Lagos Mr Arinze Orakwe Director of Training and Manpower Development NAPTIP said that the training was to remind the participants of the specific and general role of the police in tackling human trafficking This is a programme designed by the Director General of NAPTIP to build synergy with the police and also to erect structures within communities that are tuned to demands of trafficking NAPTIP just has nine zonal offices about eight state offices and liaison offices It is still not enough compared to Police with presence in the 774 local governments areas So we really need the Police and that is why we have identified these trafficking units and training of the personnel to identify trafficking in persons victims protocols referrals protocols for return integration and communication Trafficking of persons has one definition as given by United Nations because those are the specific demands that are made of the agency and we need to make them to understand this he added The NAPTIP official noted that combating trafficking was most important for the survival of the nation Orakwe added that the training was to equally make participants understand different measures to handle trafficking related cases What NAPTIP has done with the support of ECOWAS is to invite other countries in the West Coast to enact similar laws set up similar agencies like we have same in Ghana Gambia Niger International organisations are helping us populate similar decision in West African region Bertha Ngurulu Project Officer Counter Trafficking and Mixed Migration with the Inter Organisation for Migration IOM said collaboration and partnership of stakeholders was needed to provide comprehensive assistance to victims of trafficking in the areas of investigation and prosecution Ngurulu called on citizens particularly youths being lured with job or study offers abroad to be careful in order not to fall victims of trafficking According to her some countries in the Middle East are known for exploitation targeting young girls Therefore it s an indicator that trafficking is involved The message for everyone particularly young people seeking greener pastures abroad is that whenever they are in doubt of any offer and do not have adequate or genuine information on where they are going they should please reach out to NAPTIP It is most important so that they can be guided For example when you re being offered a job that you don t have the requirements and not qualified to get know there s more to it she added Mr Bello Omotosho Technical Advisor Governance Component Action Against Trafficking In Persons and Smuggling of Migrants A TIPSOM described the programme as a holistic approach to tackling trafficking Omotosho said that no fewer than 60 participants were taking part in the training He said that the platform provided an enabling environment for stakeholders to henceforth work together and relate with one another on the fight against trafficking According to him the participants have been equiped with relevant skills to respond in a timely manner to cases of trafficking in persons The essence of this training is to ensure that the existing inter agency rivalry between NAPTIP and the Nigerian Police in the area of combating trafficking is bridged to a point where they are able to work together respond to the issues and assist victims of this crime Our expectations is that part of the fallout from this training is that we will be able to see that cases are being referred and feedbacks are also being provided as part of commitment from the participants he added Omotosho expressed confidence that the programme would be continuous We are hoping to replicate the same with the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS whereby we have NIS the Police and NAPTIP even Civil Society Organisations collaborate The NIS is always at the border and can easily detect the crime when it has to do with cross border trafficking and refer to either NAPTIP or Police knowing fully well that NAPTIP s presence is limited We also have a body that is supporting NAPTIP in this fight called Network of Society Coalition Against Trafficking and Abuse So with all these collaboration there is no hiding place for the perpetrators of this crime he said www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAPTIP trains Police personnel on combating human trafficking
     The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP has trained Heads of Police Anti Trafficking Units from across the country on effective methods of combating human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training was held on Friday in Lagos Mr Arinze Orakwe Director of Training and Manpower Development NAPTIP said that the training was to remind the participants of the specific and general role of the police in tackling human trafficking This is a programme designed by the Director General of NAPTIP to build synergy with the police and also to erect structures within communities that are tuned to demands of trafficking NAPTIP just has nine zonal offices about eight state offices and liaison offices It is still not enough compared to Police with presence in the 774 local governments areas So we really need the Police and that is why we have identified these trafficking units and training of the personnel to identify trafficking in persons victims protocols referrals protocols for return integration and communication Trafficking of persons has one definition as given by United Nations because those are the specific demands that are made of the agency and we need to make them to understand this he added The NAPTIP official noted that combating trafficking was most important for the survival of the nation Orakwe added that the training was to equally make participants understand different measures to handle trafficking related cases What NAPTIP has done with the support of ECOWAS is to invite other countries in the West Coast to enact similar laws set up similar agencies like we have same in Ghana Gambia Niger International organisations are helping us populate similar decision in West African region Bertha Ngurulu Project Officer Counter Trafficking and Mixed Migration with the Inter Organisation for Migration IOM said collaboration and partnership of stakeholders was needed to provide comprehensive assistance to victims of trafficking in the areas of investigation and prosecution Ngurulu called on citizens particularly youths being lured with job or study offers abroad to be careful in order not to fall victims of trafficking According to her some countries in the Middle East are known for exploitation targeting young girls Therefore it s an indicator that trafficking is involved The message for everyone particularly young people seeking greener pastures abroad is that whenever they are in doubt of any offer and do not have adequate or genuine information on where they are going they should please reach out to NAPTIP It is most important so that they can be guided For example when you re being offered a job that you don t have the requirements and not qualified to get know there s more to it she added Mr Bello Omotosho Technical Advisor Governance Component Action Against Trafficking In Persons and Smuggling of Migrants A TIPSOM described the programme as a holistic approach to tackling trafficking Omotosho said that no fewer than 60 participants were taking part in the training He said that the platform provided an enabling environment for stakeholders to henceforth work together and relate with one another on the fight against trafficking According to him the participants have been equiped with relevant skills to respond in a timely manner to cases of trafficking in persons The essence of this training is to ensure that the existing inter agency rivalry between NAPTIP and the Nigerian Police in the area of combating trafficking is bridged to a point where they are able to work together respond to the issues and assist victims of this crime Our expectations is that part of the fallout from this training is that we will be able to see that cases are being referred and feedbacks are also being provided as part of commitment from the participants he added Omotosho expressed confidence that the programme would be continuous We are hoping to replicate the same with the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS whereby we have NIS the Police and NAPTIP even Civil Society Organisations collaborate The NIS is always at the border and can easily detect the crime when it has to do with cross border trafficking and refer to either NAPTIP or Police knowing fully well that NAPTIP s presence is limited We also have a body that is supporting NAPTIP in this fight called Network of Society Coalition Against Trafficking and Abuse So with all these collaboration there is no hiding place for the perpetrators of this crime he said www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAPTIP trains Police personnel on combating human trafficking
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    NAPTIP trains Police personnel on combating human trafficking

    The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has trained Heads of Police Anti-Trafficking Units from across the country on effective methods of combating human trafficking.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training was held on Friday in Lagos.

    Mr Arinze Orakwe, Director of Training and Manpower Development, NAPTIP, said that the training was to remind the participants of the specific and general role of the police in tackling human trafficking.

    “This is a programme designed by the Director-General of NAPTIP to build synergy with the police and also to erect structures within communities that are tuned to demands of trafficking.

    “NAPTIP just has nine zonal offices, about eight state offices and liaison offices.

    It is still not enough compared to Police, with presence in the 774 local governments areas.

    “So, we really need the Police and that is why we have identified these trafficking units and training of the personnel to identify trafficking in persons, victims, protocols, referrals, protocols for return, integration and communication.

    “Trafficking of persons has one definition as given by United Nations because those are the specific demands that are made of the agency and we need to make them to understand this,” he added.

    The NAPTIP official noted that combating trafficking was most important for the survival of the nation.

    Orakwe added that the training was to equally make participants understand different measures to handle trafficking related cases.

    “What NAPTIP has done with the support of ECOWAS is to invite other countries in the West Coast to enact similar laws, set up similar agencies like we have, same in Ghana, Gambia, Niger.

    “International organisations are helping us populate similar decision in West African region.

    ”Bertha Ngurulu, Project Officer, Counter Trafficking and Mixed Migration with the Inter Organisation for Migration (IOM),  said collaboration and partnership of stakeholders was needed to provide comprehensive assistance to victims of trafficking in the areas of investigation and prosecution.

    Ngurulu called on citizens, particularly youths,  being lured with job or study offers abroad to be careful in order not to fall victims of trafficking.

    According to her, some countries in the Middle East are known for exploitation, targeting young girls.

    “Therefore, it’s an indicator that trafficking is involved.

    “The message for everyone, particularly young people, seeking greener pastures abroad is that whenever they are in doubt of any offer and do not have adequate or genuine information on where they are going, they should please reach out to NAPTIP.

    “It is most important so that they can be guided.

    “For example, when you’re being offered a job that you don’t have the requirements and not qualified to get, know there’s more to it,” she added.

    Mr Bello Omotosho, Technical Advisor Governance Component, Action Against Trafficking In Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (A-TIPSOM), described the programme as a holistic approach to tackling trafficking.

    Omotosho said that no fewer than 60 participants were taking part in the training.

    He said that the platform provided an enabling environment for stakeholders to henceforth work together and relate with one another on the fight against trafficking.

    According to him, the participants have been equiped with relevant skills to respond in a timely manner to cases of trafficking in persons.

    “The essence of this training is to ensure that the existing inter agency rivalry between NAPTIP and the Nigerian Police in the area of combating trafficking is bridged to a point where they are able to work together, respond to the issues and assist victims of this crime.

    “Our expectations is that part of the fallout from this training is that we will be able to see that cases are being referred and feedbacks are also being provided as part of commitment from the participants,” he added.

    Omotosho expressed confidence that the programme would be continuous.

    “We are hoping to replicate the same with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) whereby we have NIS, the Police and NAPTIP, even Civil Society Organisations, collaborate.

    “The NIS is always at the border and can easily detect the crime when it has to do with cross border trafficking and refer to either NAPTIP or Police, knowing fully well that NAPTIP’s presence is limited.

    “We also have a body that is supporting NAPTIP in this fight called Network of Society Coalition Against Trafficking and Abuse.

    “So, with all these collaboration, there is no hiding place for the perpetrators of this crime,” he said.

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  •  Sensitisation of Nigerians particularly mothers has been identified as key to winning the war against human trafficking child labour and domestic servitude Mrs Catherine Udida Director Migrant Affairs National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons made the observation on Wednesday in Abuja at a symposium against human trafficking in the Gulf of Guinea The symposium was organised by Network of Civil Society Organisations CSOs Against Child Trafficking Abuse and Labour NACTAL North Central Zone with the theme Combatting Human Trafficking Harnessing Resources among Stakeholders Udida said that to win the war against human trafficking child labour and domestic servitude women especially mothers must be sensitised to ensure that they never allowed their children to be trafficked She said that trafficking occurred through the desire to have a better life Udida said that Nigerians must guide against this be content with wherever they found themselves and with whatever that came their way Sensitisation is key People should talk to their friends and neighbours especially places where we are endemic we should try as much as possible to sensitise mothers and other women folks We must sensitise them to ensure that nothing should make them allow their children to be trafficked in their desire to have a better life Our advice to Nigerians is that every human being is important A child must be protected A woman must be protected A man must be protected and we as a country must protect ourselves she said Mr Benjamin Eneanya the Project Manager Expertise France said that insecurity in the country occasioned by banditry kidnapping and terrorism had caused displacement of many Nigerians thereby fuelling human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Expertise France is a french government development agency implementing the European Union fund project to support the fight against human trafficking in the states of Gulf of Guinea NAN reports that the project seeks to contribute to counter trafficking efforts in six countries in the Gulf of Guinea which are Nigeria Benin Republic Togo Ghana Cote d Ivorie and Guinea through providing support to government and CSOs Eneanya said that the problem of human trafficking was enormous as many Nigerians were victims of this crime either internally or to foreign countries where they under gone all forms of exploitations in most despicable conditions known to mankind According to him the physical and psychological damage to victims is so immense that it requires thorough rehabilitation and empowerment process as well as reintegration of such a person into the society Eneanya called on Nigerians to caution against this menace as well as civil societies to double up their campaign in order for the war to be won totally Mrs Imaobong Ladipo Sanusi NACTAL North Central Coordinator said the symposium was important as it aimed to bring all stakeholders together to harness resources and discuss the way forward to combatting the crime She listed stakeholders like National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP NCFRMI NACTAL and Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation WOTCLEF Part of the aim is to think of what to do and carry gatekeepers like traditional rulers religious leaders media who are all grassroot people as well as Ministry Department and Agency MDA along in the fight she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sensitisation, key to winning war against human trafficking –Refugees Commission
     Sensitisation of Nigerians particularly mothers has been identified as key to winning the war against human trafficking child labour and domestic servitude Mrs Catherine Udida Director Migrant Affairs National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons made the observation on Wednesday in Abuja at a symposium against human trafficking in the Gulf of Guinea The symposium was organised by Network of Civil Society Organisations CSOs Against Child Trafficking Abuse and Labour NACTAL North Central Zone with the theme Combatting Human Trafficking Harnessing Resources among Stakeholders Udida said that to win the war against human trafficking child labour and domestic servitude women especially mothers must be sensitised to ensure that they never allowed their children to be trafficked She said that trafficking occurred through the desire to have a better life Udida said that Nigerians must guide against this be content with wherever they found themselves and with whatever that came their way Sensitisation is key People should talk to their friends and neighbours especially places where we are endemic we should try as much as possible to sensitise mothers and other women folks We must sensitise them to ensure that nothing should make them allow their children to be trafficked in their desire to have a better life Our advice to Nigerians is that every human being is important A child must be protected A woman must be protected A man must be protected and we as a country must protect ourselves she said Mr Benjamin Eneanya the Project Manager Expertise France said that insecurity in the country occasioned by banditry kidnapping and terrorism had caused displacement of many Nigerians thereby fuelling human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Expertise France is a french government development agency implementing the European Union fund project to support the fight against human trafficking in the states of Gulf of Guinea NAN reports that the project seeks to contribute to counter trafficking efforts in six countries in the Gulf of Guinea which are Nigeria Benin Republic Togo Ghana Cote d Ivorie and Guinea through providing support to government and CSOs Eneanya said that the problem of human trafficking was enormous as many Nigerians were victims of this crime either internally or to foreign countries where they under gone all forms of exploitations in most despicable conditions known to mankind According to him the physical and psychological damage to victims is so immense that it requires thorough rehabilitation and empowerment process as well as reintegration of such a person into the society Eneanya called on Nigerians to caution against this menace as well as civil societies to double up their campaign in order for the war to be won totally Mrs Imaobong Ladipo Sanusi NACTAL North Central Coordinator said the symposium was important as it aimed to bring all stakeholders together to harness resources and discuss the way forward to combatting the crime She listed stakeholders like National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP NCFRMI NACTAL and Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation WOTCLEF Part of the aim is to think of what to do and carry gatekeepers like traditional rulers religious leaders media who are all grassroot people as well as Ministry Department and Agency MDA along in the fight she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sensitisation, key to winning war against human trafficking –Refugees Commission
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    Sensitisation, key to winning war against human trafficking –Refugees Commission

    Sensitisation of Nigerians, particularly mothers, has been identified as key to winning the war against human trafficking, child labour and domestic servitude.

    Mrs Catherine Udida, Director, Migrant Affairs, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, made the observation on Wednesday in Abuja.

    at a symposium against human trafficking in the Gulf of Guinea The symposium was organised by Network of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL), North Central Zone, with the theme: “Combatting Human Trafficking, Harnessing Resources among Stakeholders.

    ” Udida said that to win the war against human trafficking, child labour and domestic servitude, women especially mothers, must be sensitised to ensure that they  never  allowed their children to be trafficked.

    She said that trafficking occurred through the desire to have a better life.

    Udida said that Nigerians must guide against this, be content with wherever they found themselves and with whatever that came their way.

    “Sensitisation is key.

    People should talk to their friends and neighbours, especially places where we are endemic, we should try as much as possible to sensitise mothers and other women folks.

    “We must sensitise them to ensure that nothing should make them allow their children to be trafficked in their desire to have a better life.

    “Our advice to Nigerians is that every human being is important.

    A child must be protected.

    A woman must be protected.

    A man must be protected and we, as a country, must protect ourselves,’’ she said.

    Mr Benjamin Eneanya, the Project Manager, Expertise France, said that insecurity in the country, occasioned by banditry, kidnapping and terrorism, had caused displacement of many Nigerians, thereby fuelling human trafficking.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Expertise France is a french government development agency implementing the European Union fund project to support the fight against human trafficking in the states of Gulf of Guinea.

    NAN reports that the project seeks to contribute to counter trafficking efforts in six countries in the Gulf of Guinea which are Nigeria, Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana, Cote d’Ivorie and Guinea, through providing support to government and CSOs. Eneanya said that the problem of human trafficking was enormous as many Nigerians were victims of this crime, either internally or to foreign countries where they under gone  all forms of exploitations in most despicable conditions known to mankind.

    According to him, the physical and psychological damage to victims is so immense that it requires thorough rehabilitation and empowerment process, as well as reintegration of such a person into the society.

    Eneanya called on Nigerians to caution against this menace, as well as civil societies to double up their campaign, in order for the war to be won totally.

    Mrs Imaobong Ladipo-Sanusi, NACTAL North Central Coordinator, said the symposium was  important as it aimed to bring all stakeholders together to harness resources and discuss the way forward to combatting the crime.

    She listed stakeholders like National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), NCFRMI, NACTAL and Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF).

    “Part of the aim is to think of what to do and carry gatekeepers like traditional rulers, religious leaders, media who are all grassroot people, as well as Ministry, Department and Agency (MDA) along in the fight,’’ she said.


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