Nigerian troops are concerned about the use of women and child-soldiers as human shields by Boko Haram militants in their quest to weaken military operations.
A top security source in the North East, who disclosed this, said the terrorists recruit, rape and kill some of the young captives who are reluctant to join them in their dastardly acts.
Swaziland is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children who are subjected to sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and forced labour in agriculture, the 2014 Trafficking in Persons report revealed.
The police have unearthed a bonded labour-cum-torture cell at a brick-kiln in Kot Ladha village and have recovered 100 persons including 30 women and 25 minor children.
The police have also arrested four accused here on Sunday.
The United States government says Ghanaian women are being forced into prostitution and forced labour in foreign countries, particularly in the Middle East.
According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, Ghanaian women migrating to the Middle East to work are forced into prostitution upon their arrival.
A couple and their five minor children from Odisha, who were allegedly forced to work as bonded labourers at a brick manufacturing unit at Kannurahalli near Hoskote on the outskirts of the city, were rescued on Thursday.
Marvin Rex Lord, 67, of Festus, Mo., was arrested Thursday and charged Friday in Burleigh County District Court with facilitation of prostitution, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Nearly 150 years have passed since Congress ratified the 13th Amendment. Yet a modern form of slavery still plagues our nation and world.
Today, it is estimated that 21 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.