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Human Trafficking: 105 victims rescued in 2021 says NAPTIP



We rescued 105 victims of human trafficking in various operations in 2021, Mr Nduka Nwannwenne, the Zonal Commander of the Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said on Wednesday.

He reveals that some of the rescued victims have already been taken back to their families, while some have been empowered with skills to help their business thrive.

He highlighted that Director-General, NAPTIP, Dr Fatima Waziri-Azi, was focused empowerment for all rescued victims to ensure independence.

Nwannwenne said that 75 suspected traffickers were arrested, while three human traffickers were convicted by law courts during the period, adding, however, that 65 cases were still pending in law courts.

He said that the blue bus campaign concept projected at raising awareness on the dangers of human trafficking has been effective in the zone.

“The blue bus concept is a one-stop-shop for issues of human trafficking.

“With the blue bus initiative which is being done with the International Organisation on Migration (IOM), there has been an increase in reported cases of human trafficking,” he said

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