The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Lagos State Command, received 83 victims of human trafficking, all Nigerian girls ranging from 19 to 40, from Port Novo, Benin Republic. The Cotonou Police had raided a den in Dowa, Port Novo and handed the girls over to the Embassy of Nigeria.
The Zonal Commander, Comfort Agboko, enjoined the victims to seek clear information before embarking on any journey in the future. Some of the girls reported being lured by friends, forced to take oaths, and allegedly ate meals prepared with their menstrual period blood. At the time of this report, some of the girls have been reunited with their families, while a few are in the Agency’s care. Investigations have been commenced to bring their recruiters and madams to book.