NAPTIP reunites victim with family after 20 years


NAPTIP reunites victim with family after 20 years

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Offences (NAPTIP) has reunited a victim of human trafficking with her family after 20 years.

Mrs Ijeoma Uduak, Commander, NAPTIP, Benin Zone, reunited the victim with her mother name (withheld) at the palace of Idu Uruan Village Head in Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, on Saturday.

According to Uduak, the victim was taken away at the age of six from Idu Uruan to Benin City by a woman who gave her out to another woman.

She said that the two women had been arrested by the agency.

“Prosecution is ongoing to ensure that justice prevails.

“Our task here is to fulfill part of our mandate as an agency that is against human

trafficking, and one that rescues and reunites victims with their families.

“This victim was taken away from the classroom at the age of six, she had no contact with her family for several years.

“Her captor must have used all manner of tricks to deceive the young and…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper