No time limit for reporting rape cases, says Police
The Nigerian Police yesterday said there is no time limit for reporting cases of rape and other sexual assaults to the security and other appropriate agencies in the country. They insisted that irrespective of how long it takes a rape victim to report the case, the Police and the state owe him or her a responsibility to diligently investigate the complaint and bring offenders to book.
NAPTIP seeks review of rape law to protect victims
The review of the law that guides rape cases in Nigeria to swing it in favour of victims would stem the tide of rising cases of pedophile and rape in the country.
NCAA, NAPTIP partner to tackle human trafficking by air
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has partnered with the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Person (NAPTIP), to collectively tackle the scourge of human trafficking via the airports. The Director General (DG) of the NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, expressed the body’s readiness to stop the nefarious activities, while receiving a NAPTIP delegation, led…
NAPTIP seeks military cooperation against human trafficking
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) has sought the cooperation of the Armed Forces in the fight against human trafficking in the country.
Xenophobic attacks loom in Mali, says NAPTIP
Director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has alerted the Nigerian authorities and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament of imminent xenophobia on trafficked Nigerians in Mali. The NAPTIP boss noted that Malian women were already grumbling that Nigerian girls were taking their men, stoking…
NAPTIP wants MoU to save Nigerian girls from sex slavery
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is seeking an agreement between Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries to end the practice of Nigerian girls being used as sex slaves in Mali.
Live Abundantly launches children Awareness Initiative
In commemoration of the 2019 Children’s Day, Live Abundantly, a Non-governmental Organisation has launched its Children Awareness Initiative to stem the tide of rising incidence of violence and sexual abuse against children. The initiative, in conjunction with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Person (NAPTIP), International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the…
IOM, ECOWAS, NAPTIP launch campaign against human trafficking
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday, recently embarked on a cross-border campaign to sensitise people in West African countries on the ECOWAS National Biometric Identity Card (ENBIC). The five-day campaign, which took off at Mile-2 ECOWAS Motor Park, Lagos was used to enlighten transporters plying West African coasts on the fight against human…
Police undertake technology upgrade to boost manpower efficiency
The Nigerian Police Force is upgrading its operations with technology innovations and personnel information with a view to enhancing its service delivery. The Force said the upgrades are aimed at unifying the Nigerian Police database through a digital case management solution, which infuses biometric technology in its core. The upgrade will also enable the Nigerian…