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MISSION STATEMENT

"NAPTIP" is fully committed to the prevention of all forms of human degradation and exploitation through the coordinated use of the Nation's crime prevention and law enforcement resources; to stamp out human trafficking and to liberate and uplift the Vulnerable, especially women and children, from dehumanising and exploitative employment and usage; and to ensure thier rehabilitation and effective reintegration into society.

VISION STATEMENT

Hands on commitment to suppress and eliminate the scourge of trafficking in persons and child labour in Nigeria and improve the quality of life the traffiked persons through aggresive rehabilitation and victim assisted programmed and rehabilitation and promotion of equality of persons.

CORE VALUES

INTEGRITY . COMMITMENT . SERVICE

PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

GENDER EQUALITY

VICTIM PROTECTION

GERMAN GOVERMENT DONATES TRAINING MATERIALS TO NAPTIP

22 February 2017
GERMAN GOVERMENT  DONATES TRAINING MATERIALS TO NAPTIP

The government of Germany has donated training materials to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). The Eight Million Naira (N8,000,000.00) worth of materials is part of the German Government’s support to the fight against human trafficking in Nigeria. Some of the materials are: 100 classroom chairs, tables, computers, projectors and screen, complete public address system, photocopying machine, printers, generator and other vital training equipment. Speaking at the handing over ceremony in Abuja, the Deputy Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria, Mrs. Regine Hess described human trafficking as a complicated crime that required efforts of well trained law enforcement officers to combat. She explained that such an understanding informed the donation to beef up the Training Resource Centre (TRC) of NAPTIP. Mrs Hess disclosed that the incidence of human trafficking in Nigeria attracted the attention of the German government when it was obvious that greater number of...

NAPTIP COMMENCES INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED TRAFFICKING OF 67 CHILDREN

26 January 2017
NAPTIP COMMENCES INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED TRAFFICKING OF 67 CHILDREN

Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), have commenced investigation into the alleged trafficking of about 67 children from the Northern part of the country by some persons in questionable circumstances. The children, whose ages range between 10 and 14, were intercepted in three different operations by men of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian police at different locations around Nasarawa state. In the first interception carried out by the Nigerian Army during a routine check on Friday 20th January, 2017, a total of 22 children were rescued from a suspected child trafficker along the Nasarawa-Abuja road. They were loaded inside a 7-seater Toyota Serena space bus and were said to be heading to Nasarawa from Minna, Niger state. Preliminary information extracted from some of the shabbily dressed children most of who could neither speak nor understand English, revealed that they were allegedly recruited...

‘2700 NIGERIANS ENTER AUSTRIA IN 2016’ - Austrian Envoy

18 November 2016
‘2700 NIGERIANS ENTER AUSTRIA IN 2016’ - Austrian Envoy

No fewer than 2700 Nigerians including victims of human trafficking entered into Austria between January and August 2016. Many of them also entered illegally. The Austrian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Werner Senfter disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday while on a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). ‘’Not all of them are legal, of their free will; many with false and wrong hopes and undergoing dangerous journeys’’, he lamented. He therefore called for stronger ties between Austria and Nigeria especially with NAPTIP to stem the tide of human trafficking and other forms of irregular migration from Nigeria to Austria. He reiterated his government’s readiness to support NAPTIP in the fight against external trafficking, adding that the Embassy was already supporting a Safe House Project in Abuja though a small one at the moment. He called on the Agency to...

Senator Shehu Sani Signs On To Fight Human Trafficking … Commends NAPTIP

27 October 2016
Senator Shehu Sani Signs On To Fight Human Trafficking  … Commends NAPTIP

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has been described as a foremost crime fighting Agency that required adequate funding as well as the support of all stakeholders in order to stem the tide of illegal migration and human trafficking in sub-Sahara Africa. Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and Local Debt, Senator Shehu Sani, stated this in Abuja during a courtesy visit on the Acting Director General of the Agency, Alhaji Abdulrazak Dangiri. Senator Sani who is also the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs visited NAPTIP to introduce his pet project and seek areas of collaboration in tackling issues of trafficking in persons and other areas of illegal migrations. The pet project, Pan African Initiative Against Illegal and Dangerous Migration, is on the need to arrest the current trend of illegal migration in the country. According to him, the purpose of the visit was...

59 YR OLD WOMAN BAGS 30 YEARS IMPRISONMENT AND N1 MILLION FINE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING … 2 OTHERS CONVICTED FOR OBSTRUCTING NAPTIP OFFICERS

28 September 2016
59 YR OLD WOMAN BAGS 30 YEARS IMPRISONMENT AND N1 MILLION FINE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING  … 2 OTHERS CONVICTED FOR OBSTRUCTING NAPTIP OFFICERS

A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State has sentenced one Ebunoluwa Bankole, 59 years old woman to 30 years imprisonment. She is also to pay a fine of N1, 000,000.00 (one million naira) only for the procurement and exportation of young Nigerian Women to Libya for Prostitution. Bankole, who was convicted on a six count charge for offences that contravene sections 13 (4b), 14(b) and 18 of the Trafficking In Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act 2015, bagged five years for each count. The sentence would however, run concurrently. She was arrested and investigated by officers of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) following a petition dated 26th January, 2016 from a group of Solicitors and Advocates of Human Right, on suspected human trafficking activities being carried out by her, her daughter Lateefat Sanni and son-in-law Muritala Sanni, who are both still at...

COUPLE BAG 14 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

28 September 2016

A federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state on Monday, September 26 2016 sentenced 37 years old Mr. Idowu Folorunso and his 35 years old wife Mrs. Titilayo Folorunso to 14 years imprisonment each with hard labour for procurement and facilitating the trafficking of woman to Libya for prostitution. The victim (name withheld) was Mrs. Folorunso’s friend. The couple who were arrested in Ibadan on January 12, 2016 by officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) following the receipt of a petition of suspected case of trafficking alongside the complaints of the victim, lured the victim, who was a Nursery School teacher in a private school, with the promise of a teaching job outside the country. The victim, who was a nursing mother at the point of recruitment in May 2014, reported that the convicted couple had deceived her into traveling with the...

WOMAN, 25, BAGS 2 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR EXPLOITING A CHILD

28 September 2016
WOMAN, 25, BAGS 2 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR EXPLOITING A CHILD

A Federal High court sitting in Minna, Niger State, Tuesday sentenced one Glory Abang to 2 years imprisonment for engaging a 12 year old child in activities that were exploitative, injurious or hazardous to her physical, social and psychological development. Mrs Abang, mother of three, residing at Chief Palace, Goram, Niger State was arrested by officers of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in July 2015. She took her half sister from Akwa Ibom State to Niger State under the pretext of sending her to school but engaged her in activities that were exploitative, including sleeping in a Poultry facility at her residence which is exploitative and hazardous to the child’s psychological development. The child was also not enrolled in school as promised. When the lady was arraigned on Tuesday, she pleaded guilty to the one count charge but pleaded for leniency. Delivering his judgment...

EU 2016 ANTI HUMAN TRAFFICKING DAY ESSAY COMPETITION

27 September 2016

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in collaboration with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) is organising an essay competition on Human Trafficking for Senior Secondary School Students in FCT only. The Essay competition is in commemoration of the EU Anti-Human Trafficking Day 2016 coming up on the 18th of October, 2016. Essay Title – ‘’Human Life is Priceless’’. Essay theme: ‘I am priceless’ Guidelines for Essay Competition Essays must not be longer than 500 words. Essays may be typed in Ms. Word Essays must be written in English, in black ink with font size 12 and double-spaced. Only one entry per student and each entry must be the work of the student. Essay entries must not be already published. The essay must be written exclusively for this contest. Any essays found to be plagiarized will be automatically disqualified; Handwritten essays are qualified...

NAPTIP, NIS SET FOR JOINT WORKING GROUP TO COMBAT TIP, SOM

02 September 2016
NAPTIP, NIS SET FOR JOINT WORKING GROUP TO COMBAT TIP, SOM

Hard times await human traffickers and migrant smugglers across the nation as the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), are to establish a joint operational working group to combat human trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants in the country. The working group will ensure prompt information sharing, effective referral mechanism procedure as well as swift tracking of human trafficking and smuggling of migrant cases so as to reduce the incidence of trafficking in Persons. This was agreed upon by the NIS and NAPTIP Managements recently in Abuja during a visit to the Comptoller-General of Immigration, Mr. Muhammad Babandede by the Management of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), led by the Acting Director – General, Mr. Abdulrazak Dangiri. Speaking during the visit the Acting Director – General of NAPTIP congratulated the Comptroller General on his appointment...

NAPTIP Ag. DG RECEIVES TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF MISSING PERSONS DATABASE IN NIGERIA

12 August 2016
NAPTIP Ag. DG RECEIVES TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF MISSING PERSONS DATABASE IN NIGERIA

The Acting Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Alhaji Abdulrazak Dangiri has pledged the support of the Agency to the Technical Committee on the establishment and management of missing persons database in Nigeria. The Committee is headed by the Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment, Mrs. Maryam Uwais. He said that all relevant Agencies of Government must collaborate with the Committee to achieve its objectives especially at this time of security challenges in the country. The Ag DG of NAPTIP was speaking in Abuja when he received in audience members of the Technical Committee made up of representatives of key national and international stakeholders from Federal Government MDAs, the Police and International Committee of Red Cross amongst others. Speaking earlier, Mrs. Uwais said that the purpose of the visit was to inform the Agency about the establishment and management of missing...