The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP says it has received 88 rescued victims of human trafficking from the authorities in Côte d’Ivoire.
Director-General of the agency, Dr Fatima Waziri, said this on the sideline of a meeting at the Second Session of the Nigeria-Cote d’Ivoire Bi-national Commission in Abidjan.
At the meeting co-chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Ivorian Prime Minister, Patrick Achi,
agreements on areas of agriculture, digital economy, education, consular and immigration matters, prevention of human trafficking, among others were signed at the meeting.
Waziri said that since 2014, Nigerian and Ivorian governments through NAPTIP had been collaborating on a number of issues adding that eleven of the 17, 000 victims rescued by NAPTIP were Ivorians, while the Ivorian Government had handed over the victims to the agency.