Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons(NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli on Tuesday said over 25,000 Nigerians have been held in slave and sex camps in Libya.
Okah-Donli disclosed this while defending the agency’s 2018 budget before the senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters.
What she said:
She added that about 5000 of the victims were repatriated within the period.
“A large number of Nigerians have also been returned from other countries in Europe and Africa,” she said.
“All these people need to be properly received, profiled and assisted. NAPTIP has been working in conjunction with other governmental and non-governmental agencies such as NEMA, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and others to provide help to these unfortunate Nigerians.”
She said the budget of the agency has been low, even though the agency has a very enormous job.
“It is my honour and privilege to raise a cry for help in this hallowed chamber on behalf of the most vulnerable members of the society, especially women and children.
”In recent months the odious and perverse consequences of human trafficking and irregular migration were forcefully brought to our television screens with gory tales,” she said.
What this means:
The Federal Government has to do more in the aspect of your educating Nigerians on the dangers of travelling by road to Libya and human trafficking.