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9 Nigerian teenagers Trafficked to Ghana have arrived lagos

9 Nigerian teenagers Trafficked to Ghana have arrived lagos

A group of nine Nigerian teenage girls, who were trafficked to Ghana, arrived in Lagos on Tuesday after being rescued by Nigerian authorities. The girls were received at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, following a visit by Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who was accompanied by representatives from the Imo State Government.

According to Dabiri-Erewa, the rescued girls have been handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and their respective states for rehabilitation and counseling. The alleged trafficker has also been arrested and charged to court in Ghana.

In an interview, Dabiri-Erewa emphasized the need for a concerted effort to combat human trafficking, stating that it is easier to catch drug couriers due to machines that detect drug traffickers. She urged that human traffickers should be exposed in the same manner as drug traffickers and called for Nigeria to declare war against human trafficking.

The rescue of the girls has been met with widespread applause from Nigerians, with many calling for more efforts to be made to apprehend human traffickers. Some have also expressed concern over the issue of human trafficking in Imo State, with one netizen suggesting that the state’s leaders should do more to address the problem.

The rescued girls are currently receiving care and attention from NAPTIP and their respective state governments. The alleged trafficker remains in custody awaiting trial.

Public figures and citizens have taken to social media to express their gratitude to those involved in the rescue efforts. Many have praised Dabiri-Erewa for her role in ensuring the safe return of the girls.

One netizen wrote: “It’s wonderful news! We must commend those who worked tirelessly to ensure the safe return of these young girls. This is a testament to Nigeria’s commitment to combating human trafficking.”

Another commented: “This is a great feat! It shows that when we work together, we can make a difference. Let’s continue to support efforts to combat human trafficking.”

The rescue of the nine Nigerian teenagers highlights the ongoing struggle against human trafficking in Nigeria and abroad. As calls for more action continue, it remains to be seen what measures will be taken to address this serious issue.

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