Written by on July 30, 2022

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP has warned men and boys to be suspicious of individuals who try to entice them with job and education opportunities in other countries, but instead end up becoming victims of sexual exploitation.

The Anambra state commander of the Agency, Mrs. IBADIN JUDITH-CHUKWU in an interview on the occasion of this year’s World Day Against Human Trafficking revealed that traffickers are targeting men and boys for sexual exploitation in Asian countries, noting that the crime was escalating.

She stated that the ‘sophistication’ of trafficking was increasing as a direct result of technological progress.

Citing Anambra as an example, CHUKWU explained that Men and boys from Anambra are being trafficked to the Asian countries where they are kept with brothels, injected with drugs to be sexually exploited.

Meanwhile, July 30 is observed as the World Day Against Human Trafficking, to draw attention to the effects that trafficking in persons has on society, to recognize the efforts that various governments are making to eradicate this crime, and to highlight the plights of the victims.

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