134 Children Rescued From Traffickers In Oyo State
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has rescued 134 children, who were victims of child trafficking between January and May this year in Oyo state.
An Assistant Comptroller at the command, Folusho Akintola, said this at a conference organised by the Justice, Development and Peace Commission in Ibadan on Tuesday.
The conference was organised to mark the 2017 UN World Day Against Child Labour, celebrated annually on June 12.
The theme was the “Impact of Conflicts and Disasters on Child Labour”.
Akintola said of the rescued children, 117 were reunited with their families, and six repatriated, while 38 traffickers and 107 end users were arrested during the period.
According to him, 11 victims and four traffickers were sent to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related Matters (NAPTIP).
Akintola attributed the cause of child trafficking in the country to negligence and care-free attitude of some parents.
“We all know the evils of child labour and human trafficking. Poor parenting is mostly responsible."