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Saturday, 5 November 2011

60% of prostitutes in Italian, Belgian towns are Nigerians – NAPTIPPDF

Trafficking of under-aged girls from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia is now in the rise, Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs Beatrice Jedy-Agba has said.
She also said that “Available statistics indicate that 60% of the prostitutes in Turin, Italy and Antwerp in Belgium are Nigerian girls.” Speaking before the House of Representatives committee on Diaspora yesterday, Mrs. Jedy-Agba said her agency has uncovered new route of trafficking under the cover of pilgrimage.
 
“It appears from the report of our staff who have participated in Hajj operations that there is an increased trafficking activity under the cover of the annual pilgrimage. Traffickers have devised an insidious plan to desecrate the Holy Land of Mecca with trafficked victims,” she said.
The NAPTIP boss said the agency has identified two major trafficking routes – the Lagos-Cotonuo-Moussa- Ouagadougou-Mali route accounts for about 75% of trafficked victims to Europe and the Sokoto-Bori Koni in Niger Republic and Katsina Maradi-Niamey-Agadez-Libya.
 
She told the committee that there was increase in internal trafficking at the border towns of Calabar, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Badagry, Benin, Kebbi, Sokoto and Maiduguri, with about 8 million children at the risk of being trafficked. Reports equally showed that there are large numbers of Nigerian women regularly taken to other West and Central African countries of Gabon, Cameroon, Ghana, Chad, Togo, Benin, Niger, Burkina-Faso and the Gambia for sexual exploitation under the guise of taking them abroad for employment opportunities.
 
A recent fact finding mission conducted by the agency confirmed the existence of many brothels in Bamako, Mopti, Kayes, Skies, Gao, all in Mail populated by young Nigerians between the ages of 14 and 17 years being used as sex slaves,” she said.
Rep Abike Dabiri-Erewa (ACN, Lagos), who chairs the committee, promised that the National Assembly will look into the possibilities of amending the constitution to ease the process of domesticating international protocol on human trafficking.    

Written by Turaki A. Hassan

14 Comments:

  • At 5 November 2011 at 12:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    GOD PUNISH ALL OF YOU ,YOU ARE BUSY CHECKING PROSTITUTION AND CHILD TRAFICKING ,NIGERIA HAS NO GOOD ROAD ,FROM LAGOS TO DA EAST BAD ROAD,NO ELECTRICITY ,POWER FAILURE EVERYDAY ,YOU PEOPLE HAVE NOT FOUND A SOLUTION TO THAT ,YET YOU PEOPLE IN DAT YOUR ABUJA ARE BUSY SPENDING MONEY OVER ISSUES THAT ARE NOT ISSUE .NONSENSE.

    BOOTYLYCYCIOUS DIVA

     
  • At 5 November 2011 at 13:03 , Blogger kkdlegend said...

    well i think demma hustling since d government has failed us all

     
  • At 5 November 2011 at 13:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Its a wonderful idea to curb the prostitution ring. Mos t of the trafficked girl are forced and exploited by their trafficker orPIMP...

     
  • At 5 November 2011 at 13:10 , Blogger ONYEDIKING said...

    All of them are useless dey no get work to do fool's

    http://acadmemic.blogspot.com

     
  • At 5 November 2011 at 13:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Na wa oh so much hate.....

     
  • At 5 November 2011 at 13:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    them "uncover" but still can't implement a strategy to curb the issue. Go siddon for gutter! clowns!!

     
  • At 5 November 2011 at 16:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Asehwo no be work na management!!!!

     
  • At 5 November 2011 at 21:59 , Anonymous Diva said...

    i was just watching a video about this same incidence of prostitution in Italy and i was shocked. i have no idea why high society women would even involve themselves in such dirty acts. yes! a lot of the pimps that send them overseas to work as prostitutes are big society women.

     
  • At 6 November 2011 at 09:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dey r angry dat dos gels r out of d country, dey shud hav remained in naija so dat d useless politicians will continue to ride dem like horse widout good money. Mtchwwwwww

     
  • At 6 November 2011 at 09:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dey r angry dat dos gels r out of deir reach, dey should've remained in naija so dat dey'll continue to ride dem like horse widout good pay.nonsence mtchwwwww

     
  • At 6 November 2011 at 15:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bootylicious Diva you are as stupid as your name. wait till you are traffiked and used as a sex slave .. until then you will never know the seriousness of the situation. anu ofia.

     
  • At 7 November 2011 at 14:17 , Blogger Pepperz said...

    How can we say that the enforced trafficking of a woman is no news?! If a woman goes out and sets up shop as a prostitute, then she gets to choose her clients and her working hours, but a trafficked person has no such rights. They have to service their handler's clients at any time sometimes without any sufficient time to rest and no protection. That my dear friends is where we should be concerned. That is the news that should make us sit uncomfortably. These trafficked vitcims have no more rights than that of cattle. It is not right. This should bother us.

     
  • At 7 November 2011 at 16:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I wil advise our Government to look for somthin beta to say. Since our Government is not favourable,we have to survive

     
  • At 7 November 2011 at 16:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God Help Us

     

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