By Emmanuel Daudu, Abuja
Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Dr. Fatima Waziri – Azi, has advised youths in Nigeria to shun any unverified offer of job, scholarship, or other endeavours abroad that may predispose them to all forms of exploitation.
She urged them to always contact NAPTIP when confronted with such juicy offer in order to be sure of their mission and destination.
Dr. Waziri – Azi gave the charge at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport while receiving 15 victims of human trafficking identified and rescued from Mali.
The evacuation program was supported by the Action Against Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrant (ATIPSOM) project with collaboration from the Network Against Child Trafficking, Abuse, and Labour (NACTAL).
Represented by the Head, Intelligence and International Cooperation Unit ( IICU), Mrs. Angela Agbayekhai, the NAPTIP DG thanked all partners and stakeholders that joined hands with the Agency in ensuring the overall success of the operation.
She disclosed that efforts are been made to fish out all those that played one role or the other in trafficking the rescued victims.
According to her, the Agency is in consultation with other partners within and outside the country to identify, rescue, profile, and evacuate other stranded victims in any of the destination Countries around the World.