Nigeria Says 11 Women Who Human Traffickers Planned to Smuggle into Libya Have Been Found in Next-Door Niger and Repatriated
Nigeria’s anti-trafficking police have rescued 11 women who were being smuggled into Libya by human traffickers. The women were found in Niger, which is next door to Nigeria, and have since been repatriated. Most of the victims are from southern Nigeria, and they were robbed of their phones and other goods while in Niger. The women have been kept in a safe location in Sokoto since the weekend while officers try to reunite them with their families 1.
Human trafficking is a major problem in Nigeria, with thousands of people being trafficked every year. Many of these victims are women and children who are forced into prostitution or other forms of exploitation. The Nigerian government has been working to combat human trafficking, but the problem persists 1.
This latest rescue is a positive step in the fight against human trafficking, but there is still much work to be done. It is important that the Nigerian government continues to take action to protect its citizens from this terrible crime, and that other countries in the region follow suit