10 Nigerian Girls Forced To Work As Prostitutes In Cote d’Ivoire Rescued By NAPTIP

Despite the dangers involved in trafficking of persons and the attendant risk to health especially, Nigerians girls are still being ‘traded’ across the borders unwittingly by friends, relatives and even strangers with offers of a good life. It was in recognition of this unwholesome practice that the Federal Government set up the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) to help stem the ugly tide.

Therefore, it was a laudable achievement when on Saturday 15th September, 2012, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) announced the rescue of ten Nigerian girls, who had been forced to work as commercial sex workers in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

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The girls, who arrived Abuja in two batches, hail from Edo, Delta, Rivers and Benue states respectively, with Edo topping the list with six girls.

The Executive Secretary of NAPTIP, Beatrice Jedy-Agba told Daily Times that the rescue operation was carried out based on a tip-off that several Nigerian girls were in sex bondage in Cote d’Ivoire. The operation was done in collaboration with the regional bureau office of Interpol in Abidjan, and an Abidjan based Non-Governmental Organisation, Family Essan for Protection and Promotion of Human Rights (FEPDH).

The rescued girls are already undergoing medical screening and counselling with NAPTIP operatives, after which they would commence rehabilitation.

9 Comments

  • some people value money than their life,once they see money,there is nothn they cannot do.I there shd be more enligtment campaign to nigeria ladies by let them knw d danger of prostitution.

  • some people value money than their life,once they see money,there is nothn they cannot do.Ithnk, there shd be more enligtment campaign to nigeria ladies by let them knw d danger of prostitution.

  • some people value money than their life,once they see money,there is nothn they cannot do.Ithnk, there shd be more enligtment campaign to nigeria ladies by let them knw d danger of being involved in prostitution.

  • Dat is d nu lyf wich gals wnt 2 be inherting nowadays but dey don’t no it not done of dem @ all.God help us in nigerian and also parent should please takie of deir children very well especially the female ones.

  • Prostitution is a psychological thing, sex like Nicotin is highly adictive, every1 has tendency to luv d job they do, except d person is councelled otherwise, that’s the rehabilitation d commercial sex worker do need, and most ladies hide in the pretence they want, money while they are addicted to sex, its an issue of addiction in this days gals.

  • story story i don’t believe may be its a way natip want to make nigerians believe that they are working.otherwise how come they were only able to come back with only ten girls.let me tell you we have thausand of nigerians girls that are into prositute here. shame to natip it simly means that they are just waisting tax payers money.

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