The Lagos State Zonal Command, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says it has so far secured the conviction of five human trafficking offenders this year.
The Zonal Commander, Mrs. Comfort Agboko, who disclosed this in Lagos, during a road walk, organised in collaboration with Live Abundantly, to mark this year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, with the theme: “The Use And Abuse Of Technology.”
She regretted that technology had significantly increased cases of exploitation and trafficking. While noting that daily, the agency received repatriated victims from other parts of the world, in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and other organisations. Agboko said she could not give the actual figure of victims rehabilitated so far “because the number is enormous.”
Also speaking, the Founder/Executive Director, Live Abundantly, Dr. Onyerinma Ama, decried the manner in which technology and digitalisation have aided human trafficking.
She also regretted that the technology that had helped the world to network during the COVID-19 lockdown, the same technology was allowing people to move individuals underground and without much interference, adding that some organisations were trying to figure out how to track movement of people through the same technology.
To stem the tide of the menace, Ama said stakeholders globally must start the campaign from the community, and within the families.
Them should be arrested
that is a good news… keep up the good work