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Over thirteen thousand Nigerians have been rescued from human traffickers by the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP since 2003.

The Director General of the Agency, Mrs Julie Okah Donli stated this on Monday when she led officials of the agency on a visit to Ekiti state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi in Ado Ekiti.

Mrs Donli who said that out of the victims, fifty-three of them were from Ekiti, Stressed that the Agency would work with government in the fight against human trafficking..

She called on government to always demonstrate political will aimed at eradicating the menace in the society which she noted would boost the image of Nigeria to outside world.

Ekiti State Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi had earlier told the visitors that government had mapped out strategies towards tackling human trafficking and upholding rights of citizens.

The Governor noted that parts of measures to address the menace was the Implementation and enforcement of child right act, as well as compulsory and free education for public school children to increase enrollment on schools.

He said that government would partner the Agency towards fighting the menace which had posed threat to National Development.

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