August 16, 2018

How we’re engaging witchdoctors to fight human trafficking, by NAPTIP DG (Guardian)

How we’re engaging witchdoctors to fight human trafficking, by NAPTIP DG (Guardian)

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said it has engaged some local witchdoctors in Benin, Edo as ambassadors in fighting human trafficking in the country.

The Director General of NAPTIP, Ms Julie Okah-Donli, disclosed this at a symposium for the agency’s officials in Abuja on Monday.

Edo state has the highest number of traffickers and victims of human trafficking in the country.

Okah-Donli said investigations revealed that some local witch doctors were involved or used in the trafficking of persons to Europe.

“When we gathered these witchdoctors recently to sensitise them on what human trafficking victims go through in Europe, they were shocked. Read more

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