Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Wednesday directed the Task Force Team on Human Trafficking and Snuggling of Migrants to commence immediate prosecution of those found culprit in trafficking children.
Ishaku gave the directive at the sensitisation against Trafficking in Persons and Snuggling of Migrants organised by FIIAPP in collaboration with Hope Afresh Taraba and NACTAL in Jalingo.
Ishaku, who was represented by Mr Anthony Jellason, Secretary to the State Government.
He said that his earlier consttitution and inauguration of the task force teams was his eminent response to the menace.
While commending the funders and other partners in the advocacy, the governor assured me civil society groups that his administration would live no stone unturned in eradicating the menace.
Earlier, Dr Anna Ishaku, Wife of the governor and First Lady of the state expressed concern over the massive trafficking of children into han slavery.
The first lady, who was represented by Mrs Bridget Twar, Commissioner for Social Development saod that Cameron Nigerian boarder had served as trafficking route of persons and children from neighbouring local government areas.
She recalled that 72 children were intercepted from a trafficker in the state.
She thanked me partners for heeding to her yearnings and stepped up awareness campaign against such menace.
Also speaking, Mr Abdulganiyu Abubakar, National President, Network Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL) said that they were in Taraba in assisting that the menace was eradicated.
Abubakar commended the Taraba government for supporting the awareness campaign.
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