Lagos - The National Agency for the Prohibition in Trafficking Persons claims that education and the raising of awareness can go a long way in eradicating human trafficking in the country, Vanguard reports.
Hycent Okafor, an officer of the Public Enlightenment Unit, said this during a panel discussion on child trafficking.
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Okafor stated that victims were falling prey to promises of a better life beyond the shores of Nigeria, saying that this is not always the case and that people needed to be made aware of this as well as being more educated on the realities of seeking pastures anew.
He added that thousands of people seeking refuge were dying everyday and that many of the countries people seek refuge in are going through economic turmoil.
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- News 24