NAPTIP rescues woman from Egypt


The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) yesterday rescued a Nigerian girl earlier trafficked to Egypt.

This came two weeks after the rescue of another Nigerian who was trapped in Lebanon.

The girl was received by officers of NAPTIP on Thursday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 14:28hrs. She was said to be elated as she stepped on home soil.

The Director-General, NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli was in Cairo with the Director Research and Programme Development, Mr Godwin Morka, for the regional conference on irregular migration from the Sahel region through the Central Mediterranean, when her attention was called to a victim of trafficking who had fled from her captives and needed help.

Okah-Donli, with support of the Nigerian Ambassador to Egypt, Prof Dandatti Abdulkadir, rescued the girl and she had been in the Nigerian Embassy in Cairo until her return.

The Edo State indigene was trafficked to Cairo in May 2019 by a Nigerian syndicate.

The latest development after a call by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, on the leadership of the various regulatory bodies in the country to warn their members against aiding the trafficking of Nigerians for illicit purposes.

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