Agency rescues 8000 trafficked persons


The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said it has rescued over 8000 victims and prosecuted over 300 cases of human trafficking in the country since its inception in 2003.
Acting Director General of the agency, Mr Abdulrazak Dangiri made the declaration yesterday at the public presentation of a book titled "Eight evils of human trafficking" by the Nigerian Guild of Editors in collaboration with human dignity project.
He said rescued victims have been empowered in various trades and some enrolled in schools.
Dangiri who was the keynote speaker at the event lamented the degrading effects of human trafficking which he blamed on poor parentage and other socio economic factors in the society.
Also speaking at the event, the minister of women affairs, Hajiya Aisha Jummai Alhassan, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari, described human trafficking as the worse form of slavery in the 21st century.
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