The situations of some Nigerian young ladies sold as sex slaves in Mali have been raised to the notice of the ECOWAS parliament by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP.
NAPTIP Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli, while talking at an introduction to individuals from the ECOWAS Parliament. uncovered that Nigerian young ladies were being sold for somewhere in the range of N210,000 and N240,000 to function as whores, Vanguard reports.
NAPTIP is looking for an understanding among Nigeria and neighboring West African nations to end the act of Nigerian young ladies being utilized as sex slaves in Mali.
Displaying the report of the reality discovering mission to Mali, Okah-Donli said that in the wake of being sold, the young ladies were made to pay back between N1.08 million and N1.2 million, normally inside eight months, to their madams.
“There are more than one million Nigerians dwelling in Mali. Around 20,000 of these Nigerians are young ladies accepted to be casualties of dealing and the number increments by 50 every day.
“Numerous unfortunate casualties are misdirected to leave their vocations in Nigeria for greener fields in ‘Mali”
“A portion of the unfortunate casualties are stole from Nigeria, incorporating those that touch base in school regalia.”
“On landing in the bordertown between Burkina Faso and Mali, a significant number of the young ladies are sold off for CFA 350,000 to 400,000; their new proprietors at that point make them pay back about CFA 1.6 million to CFA 2 million with one CFA being 0.6 Naira,” she said.
Okah-Donli said that as a major aspect of endeavors to check the pattern, the organization prescribed in addition to other things, that Nigeria ought to build up a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin Republic, Guinea and Senegal.
“There is requirement for thorough sensitisation of protected exploited people before repatriation and an extensive outline worked out for following, strengthening and recovery of unfortunate casualties”
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