NAPTIP Agency to deploy modern technology in tracking human traffickers – DG

Okah-Donli told journalists on Wednesday in Lagos that the Agency would also adopt other proactive measures.

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The Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP), Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, said it would adopt modern technology to tackle the menace of human trafficking.

Okah-Donli told journalists on Wednesday in Lagos that the Agency would adopt proactive measures in identifying and apprehending human traffickers.

“My tenure will see to the adoption of modern technology, skills and expertise in investigation and prosecution.

“Human trafficking is a global phenomenon of serious concern that requires collective effort.

“It is a known fact that human trafficking has moved from the era of analogue and person-to-person recruitment to a well-orchestrated criminal network.

“A network that is designed to deceive even the very best of operatives.

“Surveillance and intelligence teams will be increased around known endemic communities and crime clusters,” Okah-Donli said.

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“For the perpetrators of the heinous crime, it is time to close shops.

“With hot pursuits by NAPTIP, they should give up on this evil trade and look for new and genuine business,” said the DG.

According to the DG, the Agency would build synergy with critical stakeholders in the community, including religious and opinion leaders, for the purpose of monitoring unwholesome activities of traffickers within settlements.

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