NAPTIP rescues 12,000 victims, rehabilitates 6000 – DG
The Director General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, said the agency rescued over 12,000, rehabilitated 6000 victims and secured 325 convictions since inception in 2003.
Okah-Donli stated this on Wednesday in Abuja when she visited on Senior Special Assistance to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
She said “The biggest challenge to me has been the refusal of the destination countries to prosecute their own gangs, not being able to confiscate the assets and freeze the accounts of the criminal gangs that are based in their country.
“Nigerians are just the agents, they just help get these girls for little stipends, it is the big traffickers who made the demand for these victims.
“If we cannot get the gangs of the destination countries prosecuted and convicted we are just wasting our time.”
Dabiri-Erewa, who commended the passion of the DG to the job, said there was need for NAPTIP to have desks in every embassy especially prone areas where there are victims.