Anambra State Commander, National Agency for the Prohibition of Human Trafficking, Ibadin Chukwu said that social media has become the fastest medium for human trafficking.
It’s just as she warned young people across the country to beware of misleading infomercials claiming to offer various social media job opportunities.
She declared them to Awka on Saturday during a march to mark the celebration of World Human Trafficking Day 2022.
She called on Nigerians, especially young boys and girls, to be careful of social media, noting that it has become the fastest way for human traffickers to get their victims.
Chukwu also appealed to the state governor, Chukwuma Soludo, to help the agency build a conducive operational office to enable them to work effectively in the state.
She noted that the facility, if provided, will allow the agency to provide rehabilitative and integrated services to victims of human traffickers in the state.
According to her, the office will also allow the agency to bring in its human trafficking suspects and interview them in accordance with NAPTIP laws.
She said, “Our duty is to arrest human traffickers, rescue the victims, rehabilitate them and reintegrate them into society for a better life. As we speak we are using a rented apartment with no security, our lives are also in danger.
“We held our victims in the custody of the Police, NSCDC, DSS, Immigration and the Department of State for Women/Social Welfare for security. The state agency is appealing to the governor for assistance in providing a conducive office for us to render effective services to Ndi-Anambra.
She praised the state police commissioner, Echeng Echeng, for his quick response whenever there was an emergency.