300 persons rescued from traffickers in 2020 – NAPTIP

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National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) yesterday, revealed that 300 persons were rescued from trafficking rings in 2020 despite the prevalence of COVID-19, with about 50 cases still pending in court.

Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim stated this when she visited Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House in Ikeja.

Suleiman-Ibrahim, who lamented the growing trend of human trafficking and drug abuse, sought the state’s support to address it from the preventive angle. She also praised Sanwo-Olu’s leadership style and the government’s efforts at combating COVID-19.

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Sanwo-Olu pledged his administration’s continued support for NAPTIP towards reducing the menace.

The governor, who identified human trafficking and drug abuse as major challenges in the country, urged NAPTIP not to rest on its oars at combating the menace.

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