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No fewer than 41 persons have been convicted for various forms of human trafficking across Nigeria in the last one year by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in People.

Dr. Julie Okah-Donli, the Director-General of the agency, revealed this while speaking with NAN after a road walk to sensitise people against human trafficking in Abuja on Monday.

She explained that since the establishment of NAPTIP, 359 persons had been convicted for different offences of human trafficking.

Okah-Donli, stated that the agency is now more committed and determined than before to fight against anyone involve in human trafficking no matter how highly placed the person is in the society.

She stated that NAPTIP has it focus on people who uses under-aged children as house helps, revealing that anyone found involve would face the wrath of the law.

The help of the general public was requested for in helping the agency with relevant information that will lead to the arrest of suspects of child trafficking.

Okah-Donli said that since she assumed duty as head of the agency, she had been doing more on awareness creation to sensitise people on the danger of human trafficking.

Source: Naija News

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