Human Traffic Watch

Nigeria: Child Traffickers Apprehended in Plateau, Six Girls Rescued

In Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on July 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

The Plateau State government said it apprehended a male child trafficker and his female accomplice in Lagos State, just as it rescued six out of the 16 female children the culprit allegedly took to Lagos.

The state’s Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Barrister Olivia Dazyam, who briefed journalists in Jos, said the accused who were in the business of trafficking children from the age of eight to 15 years from Lemoro in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State were arrested with the joint effort of the police and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

Barrister Dazyam said the six girls recovered from Lagos are presently undergoing rehabilitation and counselling, adding, “Despite the domestication of the Child Rights Law in 2005, child abuses, exploitation, and violation are still rampant.” She added that other social vices bedevilling the state include sexual abuses and cases of missing children.

Source: All Africa

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