Embassy, NGO Rescue 24 Trafficked Nigerian Girls in Senegal

"These girls and many more are being trafficked to Senegal, through Cotonou, Benin Republic via Mali to the Senegal border for prostitution."
Dr Salihu Abubakar, Acting Nigerian Ambassador to Senegal, addressing some Nigerian girls who are rescued from sexual exploitation in Tamaccounda and Kedougou Regions of Senegal shortly before their repatriation to Nigeria from Dakar, Senegal on June 22, 2024
Dr Salihu Abubakar, Acting Nigerian Ambassador to Senegal, addressing some Nigerian girls who are rescued from sexual exploitation in Tamaccounda and Kedougou Regions of Senegal shortly before their repatriation to Nigeria from Dakar, Senegal on June 22, 2024NAN

In an overnight operation, officials from the Nigerian Embassy and a Senegalese-based NGO rescued 24 Nigerian girls who were sexually exploited in Tamaccounda and Kedougou regions of Senegal.

Salihu Abubakar, acting Ambassador of the Nigerian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, confirmed this to journalists in Dakar on Sunday.

According to him, the girls, who are mostly under the age of 11, 13, and 24, are being trafficked to Senegal via Cotonou, Republic of Benin, and the Mali-Senegal border for sexual exploitation in the Tamaccounda and Kedougou regions.

"Our main goal and number one priority is to discourage the trafficking of our Nigerian girls to any part of the world for prostitution under any disguise," Mr Abubakar said.

logo
Latest Lagos Local News - Lagoslocalnews.com
www.lagoslocalnews.com