NAPTIP, The National Agency for the prohibition of trafficking in persons, Herald Activities to Marks its 15th Anniversary and the 2018 world day against Human Trafficking, With the Theme ; HUMAN TRAFFICKING; BOUNDARIES OF UNCERTAINTY.
Human trafficking is a global problem. However, a large portion of victims comes from the African countries, particularly Nigeria. Nigeria is both the source and the destination for human trafficking.
Women and children become the victims of child trafficking more often than men. They are used for the purposes of slavery, exploitation and servitude.
During the press conference held at the Headquarters of the NAPTIP Abuja, Nigeria. On the 30th of July ,2018.
Amnesty was suggested as a possible measure of resolving the problems,
The Director General ,Dame Julie Okah- Donli responded saying that annually Human traffickers make a profit of over a 150 million dollars.
She explained further that this crime has little risk but huge profit and the syndicates are not even willing to admit that they are traffickers as well.
Therefore Amnesty is not a resolution in this case, Traffickers are inhuman and barbaric, when caught the ultimate punishment should be persecution.
She continued in her statement. That since the inception of the Agency there has been as been a total number of 359 convictions , 49 since she Assumed office.
The Agency also launched An App called the “I Report App”
The Application which was launched during the press conference is designed to help citizens report Human Trafficking cases easily, the app which was launched yesterday is now available on Play store for download.
This crusade against human trafficking will be concluded with a public lecture and book launch today.
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