The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Wednesday raised the alarm over the activities of criminal gangs who used fake job vacancies and scholarships to lure Nigerians to “some of the notorious Middle East countries.”
The anti-trafficking agency said many of the victims had ended up as sex slaves while others had their organs harvested and subsequently died.
The NAPTIP Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli, gave this warning at a press conference in Abuja to commemorate the 2019 World Day Against Human Trafficking under the theme, “Human trafficking: Call your government to action.”
The DG added that the agency had so far been able to prosecute and secure the convictions of 403 human traffickers. Read more