The Anambra State Commander, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Ibadin Judith Chukwu, has appealed to the State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, to assist the Agency build a conducive operational office to enable them work effectively in the state.
Mrs Chukwu, who made the appeal while speaking to journalists in Awka, on Friday, ahead of the 2022 World Human Trafficking Day celebration which comes up on Saturday, July 30th, 2022, noted that the facility, if provided, will enable the Agency render rehabilitation and integrated services to victims of human trafficking in the State.
According to the Commander, “the office will also enable us to bring our human trafficking suspects and interrogate them in accordance with the laws of NAPTIP. Our duty is to arrest human traffickers, rescue the victims, rehabilitate and integrate them back to the society for a better living. As we speak, we are using rented apartment without security, our lives are in danger as well. We detained our victims under the custody of the Police, NSCDC, DSS, Immigration and the State Ministry of Women/Social Welfare for safety. The Agency in the state is appealing to Governor Soludo, to assist provide a conducive office to enable us render effective services to Ndi-Anambra.”
She appealed to Nigerians, especially, young boys/girls who are so eager to be rich as soon as possible to be mindful of adverts place on social media, noting that the social media has become the fastest means human traffickers get their victims.
She commended the State Commissioner for Police, Echeng Echeng, for his prompt response whenever there is an emergency.