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Most trafficking crimes in Nigeria are committed by women

Most trafficking crimes in Nigeria are committed by women - NAPTIP

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has stated that women are responsible for the majority of human trafficking and adoption crimes in Nigeria.

Fatima Waziri-Azi, Chief Executive Officer of NAPTIP, said so on Thursday, May 25 during a workshop held for non-governmental organizations in Akwa Ibom, Anambra and Cross River States.

Waziri-Azi, represented by Arinze Orakwue, expressed her sadness at the large number of women involved in trafficking crimes in Nigeria.

“The agency has done well, and continues to do well, striving to protect all people from human trafficking and violence against people through people-centered access to justice and the provision of safe spaces,” said Waziri-Azi.

“It is sad that most of the crimes of human trafficking and adoption reported to the agency are committed by women

“This workshop aims to equip NGOs engaged in the fight against human trafficking and to teach them the social dangers of child labor, assault and battery and other domestic crimes.

“This will help address emerging issues related to human trafficking and illegal adoption procedures in the country.

“We advocate for greater enlightenment, especially at the grassroots, where many people abandon their children out of ignorance and also where these crimes are primarily committed.”

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