Rescued Nigerian Trafficked Girls In Ghana To Return This Week

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has revealed that no fewer than ten Nigerian girls recently rescued from human traffickers in Ghana are now in safe custody and receiving care. 

The girls, eight from Imo State and two from Plateau State were freed following the arrest of the suspect, who is currently in security custody.

In a series of videos that went viral on X yesterday which were obtained by Africa Today News, New York, the young girls, aged 15 to 18, were reported to have been lured into prostitution in Ghana.

The rescue was reportedly conducted by the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation in Ghana.

The Chairperson of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement signed by the commission’s spokesperson, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on Saturday expressed her gratitude to the Ghana Board of Trustees Chairman of NIDCOM, Callistus Elozieuwa, and the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana.

She said their efforts ensured the safety and well-being of the trafficked girls.

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While commending the successful rescue operation, Dabiri-Erewa highlighted the ongoing issue of human trafficking.

She stressed the importance of continued vigilance and the need to apprehend, name, and shame traffickers to curb this menace.

The rescued girls are scheduled to return to Nigeria next week.

Upon their arrival, they will be handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, the agency responsible for handling trafficking cases.

“Dabiri-Erewa expressed concern that while these girls were being rescued, more are probably still being trafficked noting that traffickers need to be arrested, named and shamed.

The girls are expected to return to Nigeria next week and will be handed over to NAPTIP, the agency in charge of trafficking,” the statement which was made available to Africa Today News, New York read in part.

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