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  • Updated: June 11, 2024

Abike visits trafficked Nigerian girls in Ghana

Abike visits trafficked Nigerian girls in Ghana

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has visited the 10 Nigerian girls trafficked to Ghana for prostitution.

The girls were trafficked to Ghana under the guise of being “sales girls.”

The visit was disclosed in a statement signed by Gabriel Odu of the Public Relations Department of NiDCOM on Monday.

The girls, eight from Imo State and two from Plateau State were freed following the arrest of the suspect, who is currently in security custody.

The rescue of the 10 trafficked Nigerian teenagers was reportedly conducted by the Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation in Ghana.

During her visit to Ghana, Dabiri-Erewa met with the rescued girls and commended the efforts of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation in Ghana, Chief Calistus Elozieuwa, and his team.

The rescue operation was conducted with the cooperation of various stakeholders, including representatives from the Imo State Government, the Eze Igbo of Ghana, and the Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Adeoye Ifedayo, the statement noted.

Dabiri-Erewa stressed the need for a permanent solution to eradicate human trafficking in Nigeria, declaring, “We must declare a war against human traffickers.”

She urged parents to monitor the whereabouts of their children and encouraged collective efforts to ensure traffickers are identified and prosecuted.

The rescued girls will be handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for counselling and rehabilitation before being returned to their respective states

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