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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

41 Year Old Woman Sentenced To 5 Years For Human Trafficking. … 75 Yr old Accomplice Discharged based on age

23 June 2017

A High Court of Oyo state, presided over by Honourable Justice M.A. Adegbola has sentenced a 41 year old woman, Victoria Oshi, to 5 years imprisonment for the procurement and sexual exploitation of three victims of human trafficking. Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in 2010 arrested Victoria Oshi alongside her accomplice, 75 year old Peter Idowu. They were arrested for the procurement and exploitation of two female teenagers and a 20 year old lady in two brothels 007 and Born Best Hotels located in Ogbomosho, Oyo state. The victims were recruited from Enugu state with the promise of being employed as sales girls in Ogbomosho but were on arrival forced into prostitution. Victoria Oshi was later arraigned in court by NAPTIP on a 9 count charge while Mr. Peter Idowu; owner of the 007 hotel, faced a 1 count charge, all under...

NAPTIP Arrests 45yr Old Woman, for Human Trafficking

23 June 2017

In an early morning operation this Tuesday, operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) from the Benin Zonal Command arrested a 45year old woman, Rhoda Omorogie A.K.A Mama Bobo for her involvement in the trafficking of young girls from Benin to Europe. Mrs Rhoda Omorogie, a Nurse by profession and an indigene of Oredo Local Government of Edo State was arrested by the operatives of the Agency at 5am Tuesday, at her residence located at No. 65 Osayande street, off UpperSakpanba Road, Benin City. Mrs Omorogie had been in hiding since Friday when one of her gang members, Monday Ugbo was arrested by NAPTIP operatives and also rescued 3 victims. Mrs Omorogie is at present cooling off in NAPTIP custody. Preliminary reports say that Omorogie has over the years been involved in the recruitment of young women from Benin to other places including Europe....

NAPTIP Arrests Human Trafficker In Benin ...Rescues 3 Girls

23 June 2017

After several weeks of surveillance, operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) from the Benin Zonal Command have arrested a 33 year old man, Monday Ugbo for human trafficking. Three victims were also rescued from his residence located at number 72 Osayande Street, Upper Sakponba Road, Benin City, Edo State. Operatives of the Agency have been on his trail for several weeks, following regular mention of his name in a number of human trafficking cases being handled by the Zonal Command. Following intelligence reports that he was harbouring some girls in his house preparatory to their being trafficked abroad, the operative swooped on him in the early hours of Friday and caught him in the process of receiving a registration fee of N50,000 he had demanded from a prospective victim. Preliminary investigations revealed that he was also preparing to take the three girls to...

NAPTIP Arrests 40 Year Old Woman For Human Trafficking

23 June 2017

A 40 year old human trafficker, Halimatu Omoruyi Osifo has been arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Benin City, the Edo State Capital. The suspect recruited two victims through one Maxwell who is presently at large and sent them to her daughter, Blessing (Alias Stella) who is in Togo to engage them in exploitative prostitution. Luck ran out on the suspect when the two girls who were forced into prostitution by Blessing from the first day of their arrival in Togo escaped after working for few days for her. All the proceeds of their prostitution were collected from them by Blessing. Osifo, a native of Igbanke town resides at Ugboko Village in Orhiohwon Local Government of Edo State from where she was arrested The Victims are presently at the NAPTIP shelter while the suspect is in the Agency’s custody making...

Anthology of poems on Human Trafficking and Child Abuse

15 May 2017

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is compiling an anthology of poems on Human Trafficking and Child Abuse to commemorate the World Day Against Human Trafficking and Child Abuse on 30th July, 2017. We are therefore inviting entries from Nigerian Pupils in Primary Schools, Students in Secondary Schools and Under Graduates in Tertiary Institutions across the country. Successful entries will be published and launched by the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Aisha Muhammad Buhari on Thursday 27th July, 2017 at the ECOWAS Hall, Asokoro, FCT, Abuja by 10am. The participants must state the under listed: Name of Student, ii. Age, iii. Name of School, iv. Class or Year of Study. Successful participants will receive from the Agency a copy of the Anthology of poems on Human Trafficking and Child Abuse afterwards. All entries are to be received by the Agency...

NAPTIP DG PROMISES HELL TO HUMAN TRAFFICKERS ...PLANS MASSIVE NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN IN JULY

28 April 2017
NAPTIP DG PROMISES HELL TO HUMAN TRAFFICKERS           ...PLANS MASSIVE NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN IN JULY

The Director-General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli has vowed to hunt human traffickers wherever they operate within the country adding that the era of trading in young promising Nigerian youths were over. She disclosed that the Agency is currently working on modality to ensure the inclusion of human trafficking in the whistle blowing policy of the present administration saying that trafficking in persons is a crime that deserves all the necessary attention due to its security and social implication to any nation. The NAPTIP boss stated this during her maiden press briefing which took place at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja. She rolled out her vision for the Agency saying that she is poised to take the Agency to a global level so that it could rank among its peers around the world. The DG said, “my vision for the Agency is...

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS OUR ABSOLUTE PRIORITY ---SAYS UK GOVT

28 April 2017
HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS OUR ABSOLUTE PRIORITY   ---SAYS UK GOVT

The United Kingdom Deputy High Commission to Nigeria, Her Excellency, Harriet Thompson has declared that human trafficking remains absolutely an issue of high priority to the UK government, adding that her country will continue to partner with Nigeria and other relevant institution to combat the menace. The UK envoy said Britain is desirous of seeking further ways of collaboration with Nigeria and specifically the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for the purpose of reducing the ugly development of human trafficking. Harriet Thompson stated this when she led a delegation from the British High Commission on a courtesy visit to the Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja. The delegation included Lewis Evans First Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs, Nicolas Marrs Regional Manager for Immigration Enforcement and Richard Ough from the Department for International Development, Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking lead. The Deputy...

NAPTIP Boss Calls for stronger Ties between Nigeria and Finland On Human Trafficking

24 April 2017
NAPTIP Boss Calls for stronger Ties between Nigeria and Finland On Human Trafficking

The Director -General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has called for an increased collaboration between the governments of Finland and Nigeria in order to reduce the incidences of human trafficking and illegal migration in the two countries. The NAPTIP DG who expressed worry over the plights of Nigerian – Europe bound migrants, identified sustained cooperation, capacity building, surveillance as well as intelligence sharing as some of the basic ingredients for combating the menace of human trafficking that is presently a global concern. She stated this while playing host to the Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms Jirjo Suomela-Chowdhury who led a team comprising officials of the Embassy and the visiting officials of the Finnish Border Guards to her office. The DG who acknowledged the fruitful collaboration between the Agency and the government of Finland over the years and which were the fall-out...

NAPTIP Boss Vows To Protect Victims Of Human Trafficking

19 April 2017
NAPTIP Boss Vows To Protect Victims Of Human Trafficking

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Barrister Julie Okah-Donli has vowed to ensure that victims of human trafficking received adequate care and protection. She was speaking while touring the Abuja Shelter of the Agency as part of her familiarisation visit to NAPTIP facilities in Abuja. She also visited the Federal Secretariat annex of the Headquarters which houses the Library and the Training Resource Centre of the Agency. The Director-General who was moved by the stories of the victims and the warm reception they accorded her said that under her watch, no victim of human trafficking in the shelters of the Agency would be discriminated against, no matter the person’s nationality. She said, ‘’this is an international Agency that must operate according to international standards. We must show proper care and affection to these young people who are under our care. It is...

New NAPTIP Boss Assumes Office

18 April 2017
New NAPTIP Boss Assumes Office

The newly appointed Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Barrister Julie Okah-Donli on Tuesday assumed office at the Headquarters of the Agency, Abuja. Barrister Okah- Donli and 22 others were on Thursday, April 13, 2017 appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to man various Agencies of the Federal Government. On arrival at the Headquarters, Abuja, Barrister Okah-Donli who was received by the management staff of the Agency took briefs from Directors and Head of Units and also interacted with staff as she went from office to office to fraternise with staff and see the reality of things on ground. The officers received her with excitement. Addressing the Management Staff, the Director-General who expressed appreciation to the President for the appointment said that her appointment was a call to national service.