The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has rescued and evacuated 10 Nigeria girls working as sex slaves in Abidjan after a successful covert operation.
The agency made this disclosure in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja where it added that the girls are currently undergoing medical screening and counselling in readiness for their rehabilitation. The operation for the rescue was executed by the agency in collaboration with the regional bureau office of Interpol in Abidjan and an Abidjan based Non Governmental Organization, Family Essan for Protection and Promotion of Human Rights (FEPDH). Executive Secretary of the Agency, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy Agba,
according to the statement, called for greater collaboration in areas of intelligence sharing between the between West African Law Enforcement Agencies on trafficking in persons as a way to ensure a successful battle against traffickers.