Benue rescues 66 indigenes from traffickers
Human trafficking is a national embarrassment, says Ortom
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has expressed displeasure over the high rate of human trafficking across the country.
The governor said the trend had become a major national embarrassment. Ortom spoke while playing host to the Director-General (DG) of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Ms Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, in Makurdi.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Benson Abounu, regretted that the state had featured predominantly in the national embarrassment of trafficking in persons.
He pledged that the state government under him would continue to give support to the agency.
NAPTIP DG Suleiman-Ibrahim commended the Benue State government for enacting the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law and efforts at checking the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
She noted that…