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Sierra Leonean Human Trafficker Arrested In Enugu

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A Sierra Leonean, who specialises in trafficking women out of Nigeria for prostitution has been arrested by the Nigeria Immigration Service, Enugu State Command. The Immigration Comptroller, Mr. Bashir Ismail, disclosed this in Enugu, yesterday, that Mr. Koffi Hassan, the human traffic kingpin, who had been on their wanted list, ... Read More »

12-year-old Boy Rescued By NSCDC From Suspected Human Trafficker

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The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday rescued a 12-year-old boy, Sunday Afebande, allegedly trafficked from Obudu, Cross River, to Abuja. Mr Amos Andekin, the Commandant of the corps in the state, told newsmen in Lafia that Afebande was found wandering around ... Read More »

FG Sets Up Task Force On Violence Against Children, s*xual Abuse

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The Federal Government of has set up a National Joint Task Force for the Prevention of Child s*xual Abuse and Violence against Children in Nigeria, as it seeks to stem the tide of violence against children in Nigeria. Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, who inaugurated ... Read More »

NAPTIP Convicts 8 Persons For Human Trafficking

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) says it convicted eight persons for human trafficking offences in its Uyo zone in 2013. Mr Ikechi Nwachukwu, Zonal Commander in charge of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers states, disclosed this while briefing ... Read More »

Nigeria Immigration Service Deports 893 Foreigners

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The Seme Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service said it deported 893 irregular immigrants between January and December 2013. The command’s spokesman, Mr Niyi Oyewole, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry on Monday that 72 Nigerians were also expelled from other countries. He said that 81,303 people ... Read More »

Baby Factory Uncovered In Aba, 16 Pregnant Women Freed

16 pregnant young women who were allegedly being forced to have babies to be offered for sale for trafficking or other purposes, have been freed by police in Aba, the Abia State Police Command said Thursday. The man suspected of running the home was arrested, according to the police. The ... Read More »

NAPTIP Uncovers Over 300 Human Traficiking Routes

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National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP, has uncovered about 300 illegal routes in Katsina used by human traffickers to ferry their victims out of the country. Speaking through her spokesperson, Malam Aliyu Abba, the Zonal Commander, NAPTIP, Hajiya Khadija Bello, said Wednesday ... Read More »

Kano Hisbah Board Arrests Man Over Sale Of Children At N30,000

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The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested a middle-aged man, who allegedly specialises in trafficking of children and selling children at between N30,000 and N60,000 each. Director-General of the board Alhaji Abba Sufi said in Kano yesterday that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday by staff of the board in ... Read More »

Court Remands 25-year-old In Prison For Human Trafficking

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A 25-year-old man charged with human trafficking was yesterday remanded in Ikoyi prisons by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The accused, Paul Osasu, who resides at Ojo barracks, Lagos, is being prosecuted by National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person, NAPTIP, on a two-count charge of ... Read More »

NAPTIP Prosecutes Four Human Traffickers In Edo, Delta

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Officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP, in Edo State, have arrested, convicted and sent four suspected human traffickers to jail in the past one week. The convicted persons, two males and two females, were found guilty of various offences ... Read More »

15-year-old Tells Court Her Guardian is the Father of Her 6-month-old Child

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A fifteen year-old-girl, whose name has been given as Udoh Comfort, on Thursday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, how her guardian, one Mr Francis Ekong, 40, forcefully slept with her three times and got her pregnant. Comfort had come to the court with her 6-month-old baby from ... Read More »