It is widely reported that traffickers are targeting communities in and around Benin City. In particular, young women and girls are being trafficked into sexual exploitation through false employment promises. It is estimated that 80% of Nigerian women who arrive in Italy by boat are trafficked into prostitution. They are first transported to Kano in Northern Nigeria on their way to Libya via Niger.
Sometimes the women and girls are aware that they will be working in the sex industry in Libya and Europe, but do not realise they will be:
False stories of success and a better life in Italy are sent back to family and friends.
Compliance and control are achieved through:
You can contact NAPTIP on 070 30000 203
If anyone has approached you or someone you know, and it did not feel quite right, contact:
Society for the Empowerment of Young Persons (SEYP)
Tel: +234 80233 43972
WhatsApp: +234 8051 656 202
Here are some examples of campaign posts in Benin City and Kano. These provided intelligence on the core human trafficking issues within Nigeria.