By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has rescued 529 indigenes of Ogun State from human traffickers.
The agency also inaugurated the Ogun Taskforce on Human Trafficking to stem the tide of human trafficking and irregular migration in the state and the country.
In her address at the inauguration ceremony in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, the Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Okah -Donli, said human trafficking represented a clear and present danger to human and national security which must be addressed boldly and frontally.
Okah -Donli explained that the state task force on human trafficking had a pivotal role to play in ensuring adequate sensitisation at the grassroots and among vulnerable groups on dangers associated with human trafficking.
Inaugurating the 42-man task force, Deputy governor of Ogun State, Noimot Salako-Oyedele said that government must ensure adequate security of lives and property for any nation to experience development.
Salako – Oyedele, who represented the state Governor, explained that human trafficking remained a great violation of human rights, saying government must expedite action to stop the menace in the society.
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