NAPTIP nabs 2 suspected `returnee’ traffickers



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    By Mustapha Sumaila

    The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says it has arrested two suspected traffickers amongst Nigerian returnees repatriated from Libya.

    The Director General of NAPTIP, Ms Julie Okah-Donli disclosed this at a information convention in Abuja on Thursday.

    Okah-Donli mentioned that two of the suspects have been at present below investigation as one of many suspected traffickers; a feminine, was transferred to NAPTIP’s Lagos Zonal command for questioning.

    She said that the company had set machineries in movement to fish out these concerned within the trafficking or smuggling of Nigerians and could be prosecuted accordingly.

    According to her, 9 pregnant ladies and 5 infants have been amongst 972 returnees which were repatriated.

    The director basic disclosed that among the many returnees, Edo has the very best of 533 returnees, Delta with 128 whereas Yobe has 28.

    Others embrace Ogun and Imo states which have 25 every, Ondo 17 and Oyo state has 15.

    She added that 27 states have up to now had their indigenes returned, whereas 9 states and Federal Capital Territory(FCT) have been but to document any returnees.

    She mentioned that these states that had no returnees have been Borno, Adamawa, Gombe, Taraba, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara and Niger.

    Okah-Donli famous that about 40 personnel of her company had been deployed to offer numerous providers to the returnees on the Port Harcourt’s camp.

    She mentioned that these officers embrace counsellors, caregivers, investigators and public enlightenment officers.

    The director basic counseled President Muhammadu Buhari for his concern and the daring step within the evacuation of the trapped Nigerians in Libya.

    She mentioned that “this may go into historical past as the most important evacuation of Nigerians ever by a Nigerian Government.

    “It shows the great interest of the President in the protection of the lives of Nigerian citizens no matter where they are across the globe and irrespective of their immigration status” she mentioned.