By Aluta News
Jan. 20, 2022
others with their families between May and December 2021 in Akwa Ibom.
adding that 19 cases were still pending in courts.
He said that in 2022, NAPTIP would increase sensitisation and require collective efforts from stakeholders to eliminate the menace of human trafficking in the country.
He said “collaboration is highly necessary because of the new trend of human trafficking. I am calling on stakeholders to join hands and collaborate with NAPTIP by supporting our operations, because the rate of the new trend of selling and buying of children is very alarming and worrisome.
“We want to appeal to the public that this fight on human trafficking should not be left to NAPTIP and Federal Government alone. The agency needs the support and cooperation of stakeholders, so that together we can fight this crime.”
The zonal commander also appealed to state governments to include NAPTIP in their security meetings to enhance information sharing.
He said the lack of victims’ support and skill acquisition programmes, lack of utility vehicles to enable officers move across the 31 local government areas were among the challenges confronting the agency in Awa Ibom and urged the state government to assist with logistics.