According to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) about 20,000 girls from Edo and Delta States are currently prostitutes in Mali. This was disclosed by Mr. Nduka Nwanwenne, the Benin Zonal Commander, NAPTIP during the “I’m not for Sale” campaign at Okpekpe, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. He also stated that though human trafficking was a global issue, recent statistics revealed that it was more prevalent in Edo and Delta States. He further disclosed that organ harvesting was the latest angle to human trafficking. In view of this, there is a need for protection of the children and youths. There is an urgent need to prevent human trafficking and sexual exploitation of youths and children, especially girls.
Source (Punch, Friday, June 28th, 2019.)