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Trafficking in human beings: NAPTIP seeks a partnership with the army to strengthen its capacities

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Trafficking in human beings: NAPTIP seeks a partnership with the army to strengthen its capacities

By Aderogba George

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Human Trafficking (NAPTIP) has requested the partnership of the Nigerian military to strengthen its capacities in the fight against human trafficking.

The agency said this in a statement issued by the head of the press and public relations unit, Ms Stella Nezan, on Friday in Abuja.

He quotes NAPTIP Director General Ms Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, who requested it when she visited the Chief of the Defense Staff, General Leo Irabor, at Defense Headquarters.

Sulaiman-Ibrahim said the partnership will focus on the areas of training NAPTIP personnel in relevant tactical areas, joint actions and logistics, among others, to enable them to wage more war against traffickers.

She said the partnership was needed especially now that the rate of insecurity in the country was high, adding that human trafficking was not left out in security challenges.

According to her, human trafficking has become a huge security problem for the global community, including Nigeria, and if we do not properly mobilize our efforts to combat it, we will not be able to deal with the problem in a way. adequate.

She said Nigeria, which had always been a champion in Africa in the fight against human trafficking, had to do everything possible to win the war.

Sulaiman-Ibrahim stressed the need for the armed forces and other law enforcement agencies to view human trafficking as a big national security issue, along with illicit drugs and the proliferation of weapons.

She said proper attention should be given to the issue of human trafficking and called for better synergy between agencies and armed forces to deal with the problem.

In response, the Chief of the Defense Staff noted that human trafficking goes hand in hand with other organized crime and needs to be given proper attention.

He said the new slavery must be properly placed as a very serious crime in the nation’s defense and security plans to be adequately addressed.

“Every effort should be made to support NAPTIP, we are committed to having Defense Headquarters partner with the agency in various areas, including training of personnel in relevant tactical areas, operations joint if necessary, ”promised Irabor.

He said the defense headquarters would also support the agency with other logistical support to strengthen NAPTIP in the fight against human trafficking.

He said the synergy would help the military in its efforts to protect Nigeria from the insecure situation ravaging the country.

He also pledged to support the efforts of the Federal Government in the fight against human trafficking by reducing the vulnerability rate in the country through the recruitment of young people into the armed forces whenever the opportunity arises.

He therefore commended the efforts of NAPTIP to galvanize support and collaboration in the anti-trafficking efforts of the current administration. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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