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"NAPTIP" is fully committed to the prevention of all forms of human degradation and exploitation through the coordinated use of the Nation's crime prevention and law enforcement resources; to stamp out human trafficking and to liberate and uplift the Vulnerable, especially women and children, from dehumanising and exploitative employment and usage; and to ensure thier rehabilitation and effective reintegration into society.


Hands on commitment to suppress and eliminate the scourge of trafficking in persons and child labour in Nigeria and improve the quality of life the traffiked persons through aggresive rehabilitation and victim assisted programmed and rehabilitation and promotion of equality of persons.






NAPTIP, Italian Anti-Mafia, Police Team Up Against Human Traffickers

24 July 2017

Hard times now await human traffickers involved in trafficking Nigerians to Europe through Italy as the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Security authorities in Italy have agreed to collaborate more effectively in curbing trafficking of human beings from Nigeria to Italy. This was the outcome of the high powered strategic meetings held in Italy between a delegation from NAPTIP led by the Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli and officials of various Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) of Italy. The NAPTIP delegation was made up of Investigators and Prosecutors. The delegationmet with the Head of the Italian Anti-Mafia and Terrorism department; officials of the Public Safety Department; the Italian Police; the Prosecutors of Palermo and Catania Sicily, handlingtrafficking and smuggling in migrants issues and investigations amongst others. The meetings were sequel to the plans of NAPTIP to deepen its partnership with authorities of destination countries and jointly...

NAPTIP Operatives to Work At Heathrow, Gatwick Airports

11 July 2017

Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) are to work at the Heathrow and Gatwick Airports in London in a joint operation with the security authorities of the United Kingdom. This joint operation which will be for a short period will see the operatives of NAPTIP working side by side with the UK Border Force and other relevant Agencies at the two gateways into the United Kingdom. This is the outcome of some high level meetings in London between the Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli and officials of the Home Office of the United Kingdom. As part of her partnership drive and in furtherance of her vision towards making NAPTIP a big player in counter trafficking initiatives across the globe, the Director-General has been engaging various partners within and outside Nigeria,seeking ways of further improving the operations of the Agency and the early rescueof...

NAPTIP DG Counsels World Leaders on Human Trafficking

10 July 2017

The Director–General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah–Donli, has urged world leaders to make concerted efforts towards the eradication of trafficking in persons and irregular migration. According to her, the daily casualties and other misfortunes associated with human trafficking and irregular migration especially through the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara desert call for better handling by world leaders. ‘’There is an urgent need for greater political and economic will by Governments in tackling people smuggling and trafficking in human beings and the implementation of the Post-Valletta Action Plan and the African Union Initiatives....I strongly recommend that Governments should further consolidate counter-trafficking efforts by strengthening institutional and legal frameworks to stem the tide of Human Trafficking.”, she stated. The Director General stated these today in London at the ongoing ‘Khartoum Process’ thematic meeting on tackling people smuggling and trafficking in human beings through...

3 Human Traffickers Convicted in Makurdi

06 July 2017

A Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital today in two separate judgments given delivered by Honourable Justice Hassan Dikko sentenced three persons to 2 years imprisonment each for human trafficking. The human traffickers are: Friday Okache (23yrs) from Benue State, Anucha Blessing (28yrs) from Abia State and Agatu Blessing (25yrs) from Benue State. They were however, given options of fine. While Friday Okache and Anucha Blessing were given the option of paying N350, 000 each, Agatu Blessing was given an option of N250, 000 only. The convicts were arraigned in Court by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in two separate suits after they were arrested for the trafficking of 4 girls. They were charged under Section 13 (2) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act 2015 which prohibits all acts of trafficking in persons. In the case...

Human Trafficker Arrested At MMIA ...One Victims Rescued

02 July 2017

A suspected human trafficker (name withheld) is now in the custody of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) after he was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos while attempting to facilitate the trafficking of a potential victim of trafficking in persons (PVOT) out of the country. The PVOT who is in her early twenties and hails from Edo State was however, rescued and being counselled by officials of the Agency The arrest and rescue were done during a joint random profiling operations carried out at the MMIA between Wednesday and Thursday by NAPTIP-Joint Border Task Force (NAPTIP-JBTF) operatives, mentors and the United Kingdom border Police. In the operations which lasted over 7 hours on the 2 days, targeted Airlines included Emirate heading to Dubai, Turkish Air heading to Istanbul, Egypt Air heading to Cairo; Ethiopian Airline heading to Addis Ababa; Qatar Ailine...

41 Year Old Woman Sentenced To 5 Years For Human Trafficking. … 75 Yr old Accomplice Discharged based on age

23 June 2017

A High Court of Oyo state, presided over by Honourable Justice M.A. Adegbola has sentenced a 41 year old woman, Victoria Oshi, to 5 years imprisonment for the procurement and sexual exploitation of three victims of human trafficking. Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in 2010 arrested Victoria Oshi alongside her accomplice, 75 year old Peter Idowu. They were arrested for the procurement and exploitation of two female teenagers and a 20 year old lady in two brothels 007 and Born Best Hotels located in Ogbomosho, Oyo state. The victims were recruited from Enugu state with the promise of being employed as sales girls in Ogbomosho but were on arrival forced into prostitution. Victoria Oshi was later arraigned in court by NAPTIP on a 9 count charge while Mr. Peter Idowu; owner of the 007 hotel, faced a 1 count charge, all under...

NAPTIP Arrests 45yr Old Woman, for Human Trafficking

23 June 2017

In an early morning operation this Tuesday, operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) from the Benin Zonal Command arrested a 45year old woman, Rhoda Omorogie A.K.A Mama Bobo for her involvement in the trafficking of young girls from Benin to Europe. Mrs Rhoda Omorogie, a Nurse by profession and an indigene of Oredo Local Government of Edo State was arrested by the operatives of the Agency at 5am Tuesday, at her residence located at No. 65 Osayande street, off UpperSakpanba Road, Benin City. Mrs Omorogie had been in hiding since Friday when one of her gang members, Monday Ugbo was arrested by NAPTIP operatives and also rescued 3 victims. Mrs Omorogie is at present cooling off in NAPTIP custody. Preliminary reports say that Omorogie has over the years been involved in the recruitment of young women from Benin to other places including Europe....

NAPTIP Arrests Human Trafficker In Benin ...Rescues 3 Girls

23 June 2017

After several weeks of surveillance, operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) from the Benin Zonal Command have arrested a 33 year old man, Monday Ugbo for human trafficking. Three victims were also rescued from his residence located at number 72 Osayande Street, Upper Sakponba Road, Benin City, Edo State. Operatives of the Agency have been on his trail for several weeks, following regular mention of his name in a number of human trafficking cases being handled by the Zonal Command. Following intelligence reports that he was harbouring some girls in his house preparatory to their being trafficked abroad, the operative swooped on him in the early hours of Friday and caught him in the process of receiving a registration fee of N50,000 he had demanded from a prospective victim. Preliminary investigations revealed that he was also preparing to take the three girls to...

NAPTIP Arrests 40 Year Old Woman For Human Trafficking

23 June 2017

A 40 year old human trafficker, Halimatu Omoruyi Osifo has been arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Benin City, the Edo State Capital. The suspect recruited two victims through one Maxwell who is presently at large and sent them to her daughter, Blessing (Alias Stella) who is in Togo to engage them in exploitative prostitution. Luck ran out on the suspect when the two girls who were forced into prostitution by Blessing from the first day of their arrival in Togo escaped after working for few days for her. All the proceeds of their prostitution were collected from them by Blessing. Osifo, a native of Igbanke town resides at Ugboko Village in Orhiohwon Local Government of Edo State from where she was arrested The Victims are presently at the NAPTIP shelter while the suspect is in the Agency’s custody making...

Anthology of poems on Human Trafficking and Child Abuse

15 May 2017

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is compiling an anthology of poems on Human Trafficking and Child Abuse to commemorate the World Day Against Human Trafficking and Child Abuse on 30th July, 2017. We are therefore inviting entries from Nigerian Pupils in Primary Schools, Students in Secondary Schools and Under Graduates in Tertiary Institutions across the country. Successful entries will be published and launched by the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Aisha Muhammad Buhari on Thursday 27th July, 2017 at the ECOWAS Hall, Asokoro, FCT, Abuja by 10am. The participants must state the under listed: Name of Student, ii. Age, iii. Name of School, iv. Class or Year of Study. Successful participants will receive from the Agency a copy of the Anthology of poems on Human Trafficking and Child Abuse afterwards. All entries are to be received by the Agency...