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Published On: Sun, Aug 11th, 2019

NAPTIP arrests suspected human trafficking syndicate in Delta

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By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Edo and Delta Zone of the National Agency for the Prohibition of
Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested some persons involved in
human trafficking and assisting people in illegal migration in Delta
It was gathered that the arrested persons whose number names were not
disclosed to journalists was part of the clampdown exercise of the
Agency in collaboration with the Delta State taskforce against
Trafficking in Persons and Illegal Migration.
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr Peter Mrakpor who
confirmed the arrest of the suspects to journalists on Sunday in
Asaba, said it was part of the moves by the state government to fight
against human trafficking in Delta State
He said that it was becoming disturbing for fellow Nigerians to
persuade parents to send their children abroad on the pretense of
better life but with the ulterior motive of converting them to slaves
on arrival in the unknown land
The Commissioner explained that the trade has brought untold pains and
torture to youths who waved aside the warnings, thinking that there
was better life abroad than Nigeria, adding that the process portends
death untimely for those who have been involved in the act
Mrakpor insisted that there was no better way in life in any part of
the world than Nigeria, noting that If one could raise N1.5miillion to
travel into crisis and suffering, such amount of money could help a
person raise a big business that could catapult he or she to the lime
“We want to appeal to parents to know that the man or woman who is
approaching you, your son or daughter that there better life in the
United Kingdom, United States, Or Malaysia that the person is
deceiving you, it’s unfortunate that parents do not do proper
investigation and know the background of people who come to ask for
their children to be taken abroad, and the taskforce by the state
government will ensure all these will not see the light of the day,”
he said


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