A lady, who was trafficked for twenty years, has reunited with her mother at the palace of Idu Uruan Village Head in Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
The human trafficking victim was rehabilitated, empowered and reunited with her family on Saturday by National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
It was learnt that the victim was taken away at the age of six from Idu Uruan to Benin City, Edo State, by a woman who gave her out to another woman.
After a thorough search of the victim for twenty years to no avail, the family and community mourned and forgot all about her.
During the reunion, the Director General of NAPTIP Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim represented by the Zonal Commander NAPTIP Benin Zonal Command, Mrs Ijeoma Esther Uduak, reiterated the DG’s commitment in stamping out Human Trafficking, exploitation and abuse of children.
Responding, the Village Head of Idu Uruan, Etenyin Obong Godwin Okoho on behalf of the State expressed his profound gratitude to the President Muhammadu Buhari, the Director General of NAPTIP and the entire management of the Agency.
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KanyiDaily recalls that a court in Kano had sentenced a 28-year-old man, Abubakar Suleiman, to two years imprisonment for trafficking 30 Nigerian women to Libya.