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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.

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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.

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The Imo state Police Command, yesterday rescued a four-month old baby from suspected child traffickers.

The suspects include two female medical doctors, Dr. Sandra Odimega and Dr. Azuka Odike and a couple, Prince Sunday and Mrs. Sarah Okorie, parents of the rescued baby.

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Nigerian Arrested for Human Trafficking

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 16:54

A 36-year-old man identified as Victor Ezewuodo has been arrested by the Liberia National Police in connection with Human Trafficking.

Suspect Victor Ikenna Ezewuodo was arrested on August 2, 2013 and charged with the commission of the crime of illicit trafficking of human beings and migrant sumuggling.

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The recent global report on human trafficking downgraded Nigeria from Tier 1 to Tier 2 status for the slow government response at combating the illicit trade.

On the streets of major cities across the world, half-clad young girls wait for customers.

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Makurdi — The Benue state Police Command has rescued 17 underaged children from a suspected child trafficking syndicate who specialized in picking children from Benue and neighboring states for distribution to yet to be identified persons in Lagos, Abeokuta and Ibadan.

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The police in Benue State have intercepted three mini buses moving in a convoy and loaded with 55 trafficked children, including ten girls and seven boys, while on stop-and-search duty along Otukpo-Enugu Expressway.

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Makurdi — The police in Benue State yesterday paraded 12 suspected human traffickers and rescued 55 children along Otukpo - Enugu road.

The State Commissioner of Police, Adams Audu said his men clamped down on seven of the suspects traveling in a convoy of three mini buses on Monday at a check point along Otukpo highway while the other five were apprehended from different locations in the state.

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How women are being duped into sex slavery.

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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By Cormac O'Keeffe
Irish Examiner Reporter

In its Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, the US department of state said 48 trafficking victims were identified in Ireland in 2012, 23 of them children, including 19 children in the “commercial sex” trade.

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