Trafficking: Nigerians dying in Sahara desert, Mediterranean – NAPTIP



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Trafficking: Nigerians dying in Sahara desert, Mediterranean – NAPTIP

By Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki



The National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) has lamented the high rate of deaths from trafficking in the country.

The agency said that in 2018 alone over 20,000 Nigerians were victims of trafficking in Mali alone.



Director General of the agency, Julie Okah-Donli stated this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital during the inauguration of the state task force on human trafficking.

According to her, the problem of human trafficking and irregular migration have become a great concern especially with the large number of Nigerians trapped in sexual and labour exploitation in various African and European countries.

She noted that hundreds of the country’s citizens die in the Sahara desert and Mediterranean Sea.

“Last year reports emerged about the existence of human farms in some parts of Libya where black African migrants are allegedly kept in cages like animals and their organs like eyes, kidneys and lungs are harvested to service medical sectors of Europe.

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“In December 2018, NAPTIP undertook a fact finding mission to Mali. The report of the mission painted a very poor picture of more than 20,000 young Nigerian girls who are victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation in bush camps around Mali’s mine fields.”

“In the first week of March 2019, I personally followed up with a visit to Mali and saw girls as young as 14 years held in sexual slavery in very horrendous conditions,” she said.

The DG noted that from 2004 to July 2020 a total of 292 indigenes of Ebonyi state have been rescued from Izzi, Ezza, Ikwo, Afikpo North and South, Onicha, Ohaozara, Ishielu, Abakaliki, Ivo, and Ishielu LGAs.

They were subjected to child abuse child labour, sexual exploitation and sale of babies.

She further revealed that the International Organization of Migration (IOM) has returned 11 indigenes of the state (9 females and 2 males) from various parts of the world.

The DG also warned that employing a child under12 years have been outlawed by the constitution.

Trafficking: Nigerians dying in Sahara desert, Mediterranean – NAPTIP

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