Human Trafficking: A Global Challenge Reflection on the Challenges in Nigeria

Amuda-Kannike Abiodun, Aaron George, Amadi Celestine Chukwuma, Oladapo, Gbenga, Lawrence Udodilim Iluno


Human Trafficking; A Global Challenge Reflection on the Challenges in Nigeria was investigated. The investigation revealed that Nigeria has a lot of challenges as it concerns the trafficking of women and children which shows that the men are usually smuggled across borders. This is as a result of Nigeria’s economic and peculiar social-cultural activities which have become apparent. Trafficking in women focus is targeted at the international markets of both the West and North Africa including Europe, Asia and the Middle East in particular for sexual exploitation for organ harvesting for profit. In the case of those victims forced into prostitution, their earnings are kept by their traffickers/sponsors until they are able to pay back their “debts. There are also known fact that girls are usually used for domestic service or street trading as including commercial sexual exploitation. Also, more boys work on plantations, and on constructions sites, including quarries/mines. Most often, the traffickers made it a usual to collect their wages. The researchers therefore recommend that there is need for a further amendment of the trafficking in persons (prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003 which was Amended in 2004 to allow N.G.Os and other volunteers to be paid for whistle-blowing with regards to reporting the act of human trafficking and that such persons should be paid by government in order to perform their jobs effectively. Furthermore, a special court should be established to try offenders of human trafficking. This would afford the delay in prosecution and trial of offenders in this regard.

Key Words: Human Trafficking, Prosecution, Sexual Exploitation, Organ Harvesting, Prohibition

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