Tuesday, November 29, 2022

NAPTIP Blames Social Media For Human Trafficking

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Anambra State command has blamed the social media for the spate of crime in the country, saying it has become the fastest means of human trafficking.

The state’s  commander of NAPTIP Ibadin Chukwu stated this in Awka on Saturday during a walk to mark the 2022 World Human Trafficking Day celebration.

She cautioned the youths to be wary of deceptive advertorials on employment opportunities on  social media.

Chukwu further called on Governor Chukwuma Soludo to assist the agency to build a conducive operational office for optimal performance and to rehabilitate victims, as well as  get suspects to interrogate them in accordance with the laws of NAPTIP.

She said, “Our duty is to arrest human traffickers, rescue the victims, rehabilitate and integrate them back to the society for a better living. As we speak, we are using rented appartment without security, our lives are in danger as well.

“We detained our victims under the custody of the Police, NSCDC, DSS, immigration and the state ministry of women/social welfare for safety. The agency in the state is appealing to the governor to assist to provide a conducive office to enable us render effective services to Ndi-Anambra.”

She commended the State Commissioner for Police, Echeng Echeng, for his prompt response, whenever there was an emergency