NAPTIP Rahabilitates, Recruits Rictims, Secures 359 Convictions

By Ado Hassan, Sokoto

No fewer than three victims of trafficking have been recruited by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP).

Similarly, the agency also secured 359 convictions since inception.

The lucky victims got recruited after undergoing rehabilitation by the agency.

The Director General of the agency, Julie Okah-Donli told newsmen in Sokoto, Monday.

Donli also confirmed that a total of 13,007 victims were rescued by the agency from 2004 to date.

According to the agency’s Boss, 6000 of the victims had been rehabilitated and reunited with their families.

“We have given job to three of the rehabilitated victims and we will continue to support victims of trafficking to become useful to themselves and their societies,” she said

She however, explained that her presence in Sokoto was to fast track a responsive interaction with members of the agency as a family, ” is to  know their operational challenges and find ways of resolving them”‘ She pointed out.

Although, Donli impeccably admitted that shortage of funding was hindering the operations of the agency in the state besides the issue of proper collaboration with other security agencies.

While She acknowledged the efforts of the Zonal Commander in advancing the course of the agency in fighting the menace of trafficking ” I will sincerely commend you for maintaining cordial working relationship.”

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