Nigerian Ambassador To Mali Raises Alarm Over Massive Human Trafficking From Nigeria To Mali

// Headline | Nigerian Ambassador To Mali Raises Alarm Over Massive Human Trafficking From Nigeria To Mali
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
Some trafficked girls... hiding their faces out of shame

An average of 30 Nigerian girls are being trafficked into Mali daily, the Nigerian Ambassador to the West African country, Mr. Iliya Nuhu, said on Sunday.
 
According to him, the girls are between the ages of 10 and 15.

Nuhu, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Bamako, lamented that the problem had grown in “magnitude and sophistication’’.
 
The envoy said the practice was a “kind of modern day slavery’’ with Nigerians going to their villages or towns to recruit young girls.
 
He said the traffickers were taking advantage of Nigeria’s economic problems to lure their victims with promises of setting them up in “very lucrative businesses abroad’’.
Nuhu said, “These people (traffickers) tell them about businesses which are not there and these girls, with very loose parental upbringing, fall for their tricks.
 
“They go to Nigeria to source these girls and sell them off to their cronies not only in Mali but in other countries; but we are able to work in cooperation with these countries to map out the routes the traffickers follow.
 
“Since August, we have assisted not less than 30 of these girls to return to the country and this is a daily routine that the embassy and the staff go through.
 
“From what I gathered from the Nigerian community in Mali, an average of 20 to 30 girls are being trafficked into this country every day and those we get are those who raise the alarm.’’
He said the embassy was working with the Malian police to identify the traffickers, adding that he had written a memo to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, to work out a strategy to solve the problem.
 
He said, “We, however, call on the Federal Government to work with NAPTIP or take appraisal of what they are doing and see if there are gaps to be filled so that they can have the capacity to do this job.
“NAPTIP also should be able to have the necessary information through their own network to be able to follow up these routes and study the mode of operation of the traffickers and beat them to it.’’
NAN spoke to two of four girls rescued from the traffickers.
 
Joy Monday, a hairdresser, said a woman came to her hometown, Auchi, Edo, to lure her to Mali.
She said, “The woman told me that I can make between N5,000 and N7,000 fixing one person’s hair in Mali only to discover on getting here that I am to be a prostitute and I was rescued by a man who brought me to the embassy.”
Another victim, Chidinma Ubah, said a man called Sunny, brought her to Mali, promising her that he was taking her to Europe.
She said she sought refuge in a police station when she discovered that she was to be a prostitute.
Nuhu said arrangements were being made to return the girls to Nigeria.

Tagged : prostitutes, Human Trafficking, Nigerian Ambassador To Mali, Iliya Nuhu, Modern Day Slavery

Headlines Newsview all

Jihadi John's Relatives Flee Home And Want New Identities Video

Terrified relatives of Mohammed Emwazi want to change their identities over fears of revenge at tacks, friends said yesterday. The jihadi’s parents have gone into hiding ... Full story

Alfa Fatai Aderomu, Cleric Who Poisoned Client Chopped Off His Head Hands And Other Parts Of The Body

Residents of Obele community in Oko-Agbola, Magbon area of Badagry, Lagos, were taken aback at the sight of policemen at the site of a swimming ... Full story

Lagos Hotel Where Male S3x Workers Hustle For Clients

Found this eye opening report published by PUNCH newspaper…enjoy below: The time was 7pm, penultimate Saturday. The venue was a hotel on Abaranje Road in Ikotun, ... Full story

Boko Haram Terrorist Among Goodluck Jonathan’s Baga Welcome Crew

A suspected Boko Haram member in military uniform has been spotted in the images of those who welcomed president Goodluck Jonathan in Baga this week. Studying ... Full story

OutSpoken Putin Critic Shot Dead

Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day ... Full story

Stolen Baby Found After 17yrs In South Africa

A baby stolen from her sleeping mother's arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, South ... Full story

Beverly Ukegbu Flaunts Her New Hot Pics And Video

Beverly just released the video to her new song - Bulletproof. See more photos and the video after the cut.. ... Full story

Singer Yemi Alade Writes A Tribute For Her Dad

A few weeks ago singer Yemi Alade lost her father. In a touching post Yemi Alade shared on Instagram a few minutes ago she talks about ... Full story

Charly Boy Calls Pentecostal Pastors Scammers

Controversial singer and social crusader, Chales Oputa aka Charly Boy, has tongue lashed pastors especially the Pentecostal leaders whom he says are scammers. According to the ... Full story

Larry Otu, Nigerian Business Man Assaulted By Air Force Men For Not Giving First Lady Right Of Way

A Warri, Delta State based business man who was brutalized by Air Force men is crying for justice. The visit of Nigeria's First Lady, Dame Patience ... Full story

Nigerian Celebrities That Made It Big Without University Degrees

Warning; This list only goes to show that everyone has a different path in life. Do NOT drop out after reading through.   There are also a ... Full story

Comment on: Nigerian Ambassador To Mali Raises Alarm Over Massive Human Trafficking From Nigeria To Mali

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

D’Banj Hangs Out With Ashish J. Thakkar Africa’s Youngest Billionaire

Nigeria’s top entertainer D’Banj is still in Dubai and living it up! Pictured above is him hanging out with serial entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar, who ... Full story

12 Die As Nollywood Actor, Wale Akorede Survived Fatal Accident

It is rare to see someone escape a fatal motor accident that stumbled five times with majority passing away instantly leaving just one person without ...

Deadly Love: Youth Corp Member Commits Suicide After Girlfriend Shows Him Engagement Ring (Photo)

Unable to tolerate the heartbreak he got when his girlfriend told him about her engagement, a Nigerian youth corp member, identified as Ernest decided to ...

Jaywon Calls Out Some Artistes Showing Off 2015 Models Of Cars On Social Media But Drive Rickety Ones In Reality

Angered by the rate at which some of his colleagues show off 'fake' extravagance online, Music Nigeria star Jaywon, has advised them cut their coats ...

Finally! Chidinma Ekile Now In A relationship, Gushes About Him

Chidinma Ekile, famously known as Miss Kedike, is finally in love. The Capital Hill singer who has been romantically with Flavour Na’abania also confirmed that ...

I Am A Boring Actress... Keira Hewatch

Nollywood actress, Keira Hewatch, has revealed that with money involved, she is always able to interpret her scripts well but totally a different person off ...

No Lady Has Resisted Me - Nollywood Director Elvis Chuks Boasts

For over a decade now, Elvis Chuks has continued to produce movies that are audience delight. He has worked with celebrities such as Nse Ikpe ...

After Confession, Nigerian S3x Slave Dies in B/Faso

After an investigative report on a Nigerian s3x slave worker who was deceived into the search for a better life outside the country, latest report ...

PSquare Pictured With Billionaire Tony Elemulu

Nigerian music duo, PSquare and Nigerian billionaire/bank mogul, Tony Elumelu were together recently for some business discussions which are yet to be disclosed to the ... Full story

Toyin Aimakhu Worships Her SmallgodHubby On Instagram As He turns A Year Older Today

Barely few months after rumours of marriage crash, Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu has taken to Instagram to shower praises on her young actor husband as ...