The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons -NAPTIP), on Saturday 30 July 2022 described social media as the easiest way for human traffickers to get their victims.
The NAPTIP Commander in Anambra State, Mr. Ibadin Chukwu, announced this during a walk to mark the 2022 World Human Trafficking Day celebration in Awka, the state capital.
He warned youths to be wary of fraudulent advertorials of employment opportunities in the agency trending anywhere on social media.
Chukwu had added: “Our duty is to arrest human traffickers, rescue the victims, rehabilitate and integrate them back into society for a better living. As we speak, we are using rented apartments without security. Our lives are in danger as well.
“We keep our victims under the custody of the police, National Security and Civil Defence Corps -NSCDC, Department of State Service -DSS, immigration, and the state ministry of women/social welfare for safety. The agency in the state is currently appealing to the governor to help provide a conducive office to enable us to render effective services to Ndi-Anambra.” The NAPTIP commander concluded.Mr. Ibadin Chukwu