Stella Dimoko NAPTIP Boss Says Over 25,000 Nigerians Are Held In Slave And S*x Camps


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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

NAPTIP Boss Says Over 25,000 Nigerians Are Held In Slave And S*x Camps

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has disclosed that more than 25,000 Nigerians have been held in slave and s*x camps in Libya.

Okah-Donli made this known while defending the agency’s 2018 budget before the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on Tuesday.

She said of the figure, about 5000 of the victims were repatriated within the period.

”A large number of Nigerians have also been returned from other countries in Europe and Africa.

”All these people need to be properly received, profiled and assisted.

”NAPTIP has been working in conjunction with other governmental and non governmental agencies such as NEMA, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and others to provide help to these unfortunate Nigerians,”she said.

She lamented that in spite of the evils of human trafficking not so much attention was focused on the menace.

She said the recent trend which marked the resurgence of slave trade was more alarming and required the attention it deserved.

According to her, the task before the agency is enormous while budgetary allocations have been comparatively low.

”It is my honour and privilege to raise a cry for help in this hallowed chamber on behalf of the most vulnerable members of the society, especially women and children.

”In recent months the odious and perverse consequences of human trafficking and irregular migration were forcefully brought to our television screens with gory tales,” she said.

She said if human trafficking was to be reduced or eliminated, massive public awareness as well as behavourial change campaigns must be sustained from the grassroots to the national level.

The NAPTIP boss further said many victims of trafficking needed to undergo skills acquisition training or formal education.

The NAPTIP boss. however, commended the Federal Government and other stakeholders for their support in the wake of recent slave trade of Africans.

from pulseng




bhaykins said...

This is alarming.
Now my question is this;
How did they arrived at this figure? Was there a head count or so?
What are the measures taken to repatriate the captives?
Quite alright, there are large numbers of Nigerian in Libyan slave/sex market, however, the figure is outrageous. Have they taken a trip to the camp to ascertain the figure?

The same Nigerian government that doesn't have the actual figure of its citizens that are resident in Libya.

Faithful God said...

How did they know the number of people, the ones that come back havnt seen anything done for them

Destiny changer said...

Lies every where jst to get themselves enrich.The Nigerians dat came back home recently,what have dey done for them?Wicked people in d govt.

Kidjo(It's My New Dawn) said...

Some re going through rehabilitation process in Benin(the ones from Benin though, I can't tell about other States) There's are skill acquisition centers for such persons to learn one o two skills for self substenance

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