Nigeria has over the years been the African continent which people are mostly trafficked to other countries like Mali, Gabon, Ghana, Benin, Togo, etc.
They are mostly women and children who are recruited from rural areas within the country’s borders for involuntary domestic servitude and sexual exploitation, and boys for forced labour in street vending, domestic servitude, mining, and begging.
There was an emotional moment recorded with the Idu Uruan people in Akwa Ibom State as their daughter, who was trafficked twenty years ago was rescued and reunited with her family by NAPTIP in collaboration with IOM.
The victim, who was reunited with her mother at the palace of Idu Uruan Village Head in Uruan Local Government Area of the state on Saturday April 24, was taken away at the age of six from Idu Uruan to Benin City by a woman who gave her out to another woman.
According to reports, the victim’s family made a torrid yet futile search until they mourned the loss and gave up.
Thankfully, she has now seen her family again.
During the reunion, the Director-General of NAPTIP Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim represented by the Zonal Commander NAPTIP Benin Zonal Command, Mrs Ijeoma Esther Uduak, reiterated the DG’s commitment in stamping out Human Trafficking, exploitation and abuse of children.