We have secured over 500 convictions, rescued over 18,000 victims – NAPTIPNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


An eight-year-old girl hides her face in a UNICEF-supported centre that provides temporary care and support for trafficked children while authorities search for their parents in Haiti. If their parents cannot be traced they are placed in longer-term care. PHOTO: UNICEF/UNI121794/Dormino

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has secured the conviction of over 500 traffickers and rescued over 18,000 victims across the country from 2004 till date.

The Uyo Zonal Commander of the agency, Mr. Nduka Nwawene, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) on Thursday in Calabar.

Nwawene spoke in commemoration of this year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is celebrated annually on July 30, following a United Nations’ declaration on the need to raise awareness on the plight of trafficked victims across the world.

The theme of the 2020 commemoration is “Committed to the…

Source: Guardian Newspaper