The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP), wants to adopt modern technology to tackle the menace of human trafficking.

According to the Director-General, Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, they are targeting proactive measures in identifying and apprehending human traffickers

She told journalists on Wednesday in Lagos: “My tenure will see to the adoption of modern technology, skills and expertise in investigation and prosecution.

“Human trafficking is a global phenomenon of serious concern that requires collective effort.

“It is a known fact that human trafficking has moved from the era of analogue and person-to-person recruitment to a well-orchestrated criminal network.

“A network that is designed to deceive even the very best of operatives.

“Surveillance and intelligence teams will be increased around known endemic communities and crime clusters.”

According to the DG, the Agency would build synergy with critical stakeholders in the community, including religious and opinion leaders, to monitor unwholesome activities of traffickers within settlements.

“For the perpetrators of the heinous crime, it is time to close shops.

“With hot pursuits by NAPTIP, they should give up on this evil trade and look for new and genuine business,” said the DG.