NAPTIP Records 78 Cases Of Trafficking in Plateau State
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, says it recorded 78 cases of trafficking with 121 victims in Plateau.
The State Commander in Plateau, Mr Adole Alexander, said that the cases were recorded from March 2021 till date and were mostly from Riyom and Bassa Local Government Areas, who have been identified as the most endemic areas.
He added that trafficking in Langtang North LGA was mostly used as domestic helps.
He said that 15 cases were already in court with five at conviction stage.
He said an orphanage operating illegally was closed in Jos, when it was discovered to house many children from Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe and some local government areas in Plateau for trafficking to other parts of Nigeria.
“We rescued 68 children from a fake orphanage called Our Lordship Orphanage, operated by three persons who were recruiting children from Adamawa, Taraba, and some LGAs in Plateau like Langtang, Quanpang and Riyom.
The commander explained that some cases outside their jurisdiction were referred to the relevant organisations for appropriate action.