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Not even the adverse weather conditions in Russia is enough deterrent for Nigerian human traffickers as no fewer than 200 Nigerian girls are trafficked every month to Russia for prostitution, says Nigeria's ambassador to Russia, Asam Asam.

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The chairman of Kwali Area Council of the FCT, Mr. Ibrahim Daniel, has called on the National Assembly to come up with a bill for a 50-year jail term for any person arrested for trafficking a child for labour abroad.

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Efforts aimed at fighting human trafficking in the country have yielded fruit as four persons have been convicted for human trafficking in a case that was instituted against them by the Benin zonal office of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP).

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The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday announced that it was seeking a seven-year jail term for human traffickers, by approving a draft bill that would be sent to the National Assembly for consideration, deliberation and passage into law.

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has rescued 50 trafficked Nigerian girls from Ghana and Cote d' Ivoire.

Executive Secretary of the agency, Beatrice Jeddy-Agba, disclosed this yesterday while briefing newsmen on the operation in Abuja.

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The Nigerian Ambassador to Mali, Mr Iliya Nuhu, has raised the alarm over the high rate of trafficking of Nigerian girls to the West African country.

Nuhu said in Bamako, the Malian capital, that the problem had grown in 'magnitude and sophistication' to the extent that a substantial number of Nigerians in Mali seem to be thriving on it.

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The Nigerian Ambassador to Mali, Mr Iliya Nuhu, has raised the alarm over the high rate of trafficking of Nigerian girls to the West African country.

Nuhu said in Bamako, the Malian capital, that the problem had grown in 'magnitude and sophistication' to the extent that a substantial number of Nigerians in Mali seem to be thriving on it.

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The International Labour Organisation has almost doubled its 2005 estimate, and revealed that there are 20.9 million victims of trafficking in the world with 3.7 million being in Africa.

In parts of Africa, witchcraft is becoming increasingly linked to a modern form of slavery: human trafficking.

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NAPTIP Nabs Woman With 35 Children

Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:51

Sokoto — Officers and men from the Sokoto zonal office of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons, NAPTIP, have nabbed a 45-year-old woman (names withheld) with 35 children in Zamfara State.

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Benin chief, 4 juju priests arrested for human trafficking

Cover Stories Sep 7, 2009 By Simon Ebegbulem

BENIN—THE National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP), Benin zone, has arrested a Benin Chief, and four juju priests over alleged involvement in human trafficking.

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