The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it is pursuing 52 cases of human trafficking and related offenses in Borno, Adamawa, Gombe and Yobe.
The agency’s Area Commander, Mr. Mansur Ahmed, said in a statement on Monday in Maiduguri, as part of activities marking the World Day Against Human Trafficking 2022, scheduled for July 30.
This year’s theme is: “The Use and Abuse of Technology, addresses the role that technology has played and still plays in the promotion and prevention of human trafficking”.
He said the cases included 44 in Borno, two in Gombe, three in Adamawa and three in Yobe.
He said that since establishing its area office in Maiduguri in 2009, the agency has rescued, counseled, rehabilitated and reunited 557 victims.
“The zone has also inaugurated gender and sex-based avant-garde TIP clubs in secondary schools in the northeast federal unit.
“The zone, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), provided victims of human trafficking (TIP) with livelihoods and skills training materials,” said- he declared.
According to him, the agency is effectively carrying out its role and response to human trafficking through the use of new trends, the abuse of technology and the adoption of the prevention strategy, Prosecution, Protection, Partnership and Policy (5Ps) to fulfill its mandate.
He commended the Borno government, law enforcement agencies, civil society organizations (CSOs), the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and development organizations for their support to the agency. (NOPE)