Desperate circumstances require desperate measures.

The government agency entrusted with the responsibility of fighting human trafficking has adopted a desperate measure to tackle the menace.

The agency knowns as the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP said it has engaged some local witch doctors in Benin, Edo State, as ambassadors in fighting human trafficking.

The Director General of NAPTIP, Ms Julie Okah-Donli, disclosed this at a symposium for the agency’s officials in Abuja on Monday.

Edo State has the highest number of traffickers and victims of human trafficking in the country.

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Okah-Donli said investigations revealed that some local witch doctors were involved or used in the trafficking of persons to Europe.

“When we gathered these witch doctors recently to sensitise them on what human trafficking victims go through in Europe, they were shocked.

“And they have made their commitments to work with us to fight the menace of human trafficking,” the NAPTIP boss said.

She said the agency would involve and sensitise more witch doctors in Edo and other parts of the country and make them NAPTIP ambassadors in fighting human trafficking.

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