80% Nigerian women, girls in Italy s*x trafficking victims – report

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About 80 percent of Nigerian women and girls, who arrive Italy, are sex trafficking victims, according to Vatican news agency, Agenzia Fides.


“Hundreds of thousands of people fall victim to human trafficking every year in Africa alone,” said Monsignor Ignatius Ayau Kaigama at an international conference against human trafficking organised by Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings, COATNET, and Catholic Charity Caritas, Abuja.

”Of the overall number of victims, 79 percent are sexually exploited and the majority are women,” said Kaigama, who is the Archbishop of Jos and President of the Nigerian Bishops Conference.

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He added: “The remaining 21 percent are coerced into forced labour, and the majority of these are men.

“In some parts of West Africa, the majority of trafficking victims are children under 18. This conference must find a way to put an end to child labour in all its forms.”

He also called on the Federal Government “to declare human trafficking a national disgrace, and to take urgent and long-lasting measures to address its root causes.

“This, in light of recent reports that 80 percent of Nigerian girls that reach Italy, do so for reasons of sex trafficking.”

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2 thoughts on “80% Nigerian women, girls in Italy s*x trafficking victims – report

  1. The truth is that 75 per cent of this girls and women who travels out of this country for prostitution is From EDO State. In Edo any Family that does not Have their female child abroad for prostitution is not recognized! U can't take away that or differentiate It from US in fact that is our PRAID...

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  2. They are not victims, this girls / women knows they are going to Italy for prostitution, just like there is prostition all over Nigeria now among our married woman and single Ladies.

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