"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.
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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) have agreed to forge an alliance in the fight against trafficking in persons especially those across the nations’ borders. INTERPOL is an intergovernmental organization facilitating international police cooperation across the globe, cutting across 190 countries. As a result, an Officer has been appointed by INTERPOL Nigeria to act as Liaison between the two Agencies. He is to maintain close contact with NAPTIP on daily basis to ensure that all international trafficking in persons cases being handled by NAPTIP have full cooperation of the International Police. This was agreed upon today in Abuja at a meeting between the Commissioner of Police and Head of INTERPOL National Central Bureau, Mr. Olushola Subair and the Acting Director-General of NAPTIP, Alhaji Abdulrazak Dangiri. Speaking at the meeting, the Acting Director-General stressed the need for Law Enforcement...
Countries under the European Union have been urged to always carry out diligent screening of illegal migrants in their countries before repatriation in order to ensure that rescued victims of human trafficking do not suffer untold hardship in Europe. The Acting Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Alhaji Abdulrazak Dangiri made the call in Abuja on Thursday while playing host to a delegation from the European Union member States who were at the Office to share ideas on issues of migration between Nigeria and Europe.According to him, the Protocol to suppress and punish trafficking in persons which supplements the United Nations Convention on Organised Crimes recommends protection and assistance to victims of human trafficking across the globe by member States irrespective of their immigration status.“Victims of human trafficking are not criminals. Therefore, there is the need to provide what is called customized rehabilitation...
The Federal High Court in Kano State presided over by Hon. Justice Zainab Aliyu has sentenced a thirty five year old woman, Joy Obi to one year imprisonment for human trafficking, In order to obtain financial benefit Obi procured the illegal entry of 9 persons to go from Benin City to Libya.The Nigerian Immigration Service Katsina Command arrested the suspect and reported the case to NAPTIP.Upon prosecution which commenced immediately after investigation, the culprit, Joy Obi 35years old pleaded guilty to the one count charge of knowingly, in order to obtain financial benefit procure the illegal entry of nine (9) persons (names withheld) to go from Benin City to Libya, an offence punishable under section 26 of the Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Law Enforcement and Administration Act 2015.
In its determination to enhance the reportage of human trafficking issues and ensure proper media participation in the fight against human trafficking in Nigeria, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has inaugurated a Media Focus Group (MFG) on counter trafficking in Nigeria.The inauguration which is part of the Agency’s strategic plan of involving the whole of society in the counter trafficking efforts of the Nigerian Government was performed recently in Minna, Niger State at the close of two-day training and capacity building of media practitioners in the country. Membership of the MFG is drawn from representatives of major print, electronic and social media organisations in Nigeria as well as some Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) involved in counter trafficking issues through the media.
A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has sentenced two persons to prison for engaging in human trafficking activities. Delivering judgement in Kano on Wednesday December 2 2015 in a case involving the trafficking of 24 girls between the ages of 8 and 13years from Wudil Local Government Area of Kano State to Lagos State for domestic work, Honourable Justice Fatu Riman sentenced Zulai Garba and Aisha Abdullahi Abubakar to one year imprisonment each.
The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has said that the new Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 was enacted to meet the challenges posed in the fight against trafficking in persons by the new trends that have emergedin the crime of trafficking in human beings.
As the world today marks the 2015 World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), joins other counter-trafficking stakeholders to say No to human trafficking and express solidarity with victims of this heinous crime. Human trafficking is a devastating crime which debases the very essence of humanity and is targeted at the most vulnerable in the society, particularly women and children. Human trafficking does not only reduce the worth, dignity and integrity of the human person but also has a spread-out effect that touches every aspect of the society including the ripple effect of related trans-border crimes, insecurity of lives and property.
In its renewed determination to rein-in human trafficking in the country, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has secured additional 13 convictions. These convictions from various Federal High Courts across the country now brings the total convictions so far to 271 The convicted Human traffickers who are at present serving various jail terms, were arrested by operatives of NAPTIP in different locations within the country and subsequently arraigned in Courts. While Federal High Courts sitting in Sokoto and Uyo, convicted Eight human traffickers and sentenced them to various terms of imprisonment, Six other persons were convicted and sentenced by Federal High Courts sitting in Benin, Ogun and Jos.
The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has urged parents to embrace the educational policies of government at various levels as a panacea to eradicating wide spread ignorance and ending the cycle of poverty in families. The Director General made the call in a statement today in Abuja to mark this year’s World Day Against Child Labour. The International Labour Organization (ILO) set out June 12 of every year as the World Day against child labour to focus the attention of the public on the various acts of child labour going on around the world. The theme of this year’s celebration is: NO to child labour- YES to quality education.
The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has commended the United Kingdom for her strong support and collaborative effort in combating the scourge of human trafficking, in Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region. The DG who made reference to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) executed by Nigeria and the United Kingdom said that the agreement has yielded the strengthening of law enforcement relationship between NAPTIP and United Kingdom Agencies such as the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Metropolitan Police, all working on anti human trafficking issues. The NAPTIP boss was speaking while receiving the Anti- slavery Commissioner of the United Kingdom Mr. Kelvin Hyland at the Agency’s Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. She reassured the Commissioner of the readiness of the Agency and the Nigerian government to continue to create conditions that would disable human trafficking operations and activities...
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