National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons reunites 13 human trafficking victims with families

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) yesterday said it had reunited 13 young girls rescued from human traffickers with their families. The girls suspected to be victims of human trafficking were rescued after NAPTIP sealed Amazonia Guest House at Dagiri in Gwagwalada, Abuja on May 4th, 2018.

In the process, one Hafeez Abdulsalam, who was on NAPTIP wanted list, and the hotel manager were arrested. Mr Abdulsalam, a suspected human trafficker in the South-West, is alleged to have specialized in trafficking young girls to Saudi Arabia and Dubai. He was said to be responsible for bringing the 13 girls from various states of the federation to the hotel.