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Monday, 10 July 2017

Human trafficking: Nigeria's NAPTIP operatives to work at London Airports temporarily

Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) are to work at the Heathrow and Gatwick Airports in London temporarily.

The move was the outcome of the meetings between the Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli and officials of the UK Home Office at 2, Marsham street Westminster London on July 4th, to deepen the agency's partnership with its collaborators abroad.


She met with Manager Dave Pennant, Investigation and Prosecution team,  NCA - Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit where matters concerning  illegal migration, victims care and prosecution of human trafficking offenders were focused.


The DG addressed the relevance of NAPTIP's presence at all the borders and Airports to identify Potential Victims of Trafficking (Pvots) and traffickers for necessary action as other law enforcement agents could not handle it well since it is not their core mandate. 

She emphasised the need for  NAPTIP trained officers to work with the UK border force at the Heathrow and Gatwick Airports to jointly profile passengers which she believes would yield better results. The DG talked of her commitment to looking into the activities of travel Agencies to ensure that their activities do not aid illicit business of human trafficking and irregular migration.

She also talked of the need to check "family"travels to the UK in the guise of holiday, whereas such children who may not be theirs are intended to be brought in for child labour and other evil intentions. The DG emphasised her resolve to look into many cases that were lost in court on technical grounds with a view to appealing them.


She also addressed the need for continued collaboration and partnership with the UK govt which presently is yielding good results and solicited for more support for the Agency.

A statement signed by NAPTIP Head of Press and Public Relations, Josiah Emerole, stated that the joint operation which will be for a short period will see the operatives of NAPTIP working side by side with the UK Border Force and other relevant Agencies at the two gateways into the United Kingdom.

10 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

It's necessary


... Merited happiness

Alloy Chikezie said...

A step in the right direction.

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B€£ said...

Very good

Anonymous said...

London? All they need to do is go to agbor, ibanki, I delta state, Benin that's were the madam go pick girls to libar et all.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good move

Anonymous said...

This is an unnecessary waste of our extremely scarce resources. Why spend so much money to cure the symptoms while we can spend far less money to eradicate the source of this problem.
It is the HEIGHT OF FOOLISHNESS for a person suffering from malaria to be treated at the very best hospitals in the world, by the very best doctors, and using the very best medicines only to return home whenever the treatment is completed to an environment with many dirty, stagnant, slimy, smelly pools of water. The vicious circle of infection and treatment would be endless. Wisdom will entail that NAPTIP operatives tackle THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM and not the symptoms for optimal, long-lasting results. NAPTIP OPERATIVE HAVE NO BUSINESS IN THE UK!
The source of this human trafficking demon is here in Nigeria and not in the UK. Almost 99% of the sourcing, soliciting, recruitment, and transportation begins from within Nigeria. NAPTIP operatives should be stationed at Nigeria's airports, sea and land borders and collaborate with other government agencies for effective results.
The next thing we may soon hear is that NDLEA, SON, Nigeria Customs Service etc would soon be towing this ridiculously wasteful line.
My opinion....

Anonymous said...

This is an unnecessary waste of our extremely scarce resources. Why spend so much money to cure the symptoms while we can spend far less money to eradicate the source of this problem.
It is the HEIGHT OF FOOLISHNESS for a person suffering from malaria to be treated at the very best hospitals in the world, by the very best doctors, and using the very best medicines only to return home whenever the treatment is completed to an environment with many dirty, stagnant, slimy, smelly pools of water. The vicious circle of infection and treatment would be endless. Wisdom will entail that NAPTIP operatives tackle THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM and not the symptoms for optimal, long-lasting results. NAPTIP OPERATIVE HAVE NO BUSINESS IN THE UK!
The source of this human trafficking demon is here in Nigeria and not in the UK. Almost 99% of the sourcing, soliciting, recruitment, and transportation begins from within Nigeria. NAPTIP operatives should be stationed at Nigeria's airports, sea and land borders and collaborate with other government agencies for effective results.
The next thing we may soon hear is that NDLEA, SON, Nigeria Customs Service etc would soon be towing this ridiculously wasteful line.
My opinion....

Udolisa Ugochukwu said...

Good move....✈✈

nneka aniagoh said...

Operatives are already at the international airports here in Nigeria. Also, this will not cost Nigeria any money, I believe.

nneka aniagoh said...

Thank you Linda for sharing this news. I sent you a message about collaborating with NAPTIP. Please can you read and respond? Thank you.

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