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    Protection against human trafficking in Nigeria (TIP 2019)

    The government decreased efforts to identify and protect trafficking victims. NAPTIP identified 126 forced labor victims and 1,028 potential victims. This was a decrease compared to 188 forced labor victims and 1,121 potential trafficking victims identified in the previous reporting period. During the reporting period, the ESTF referred to care 1,030 returning migrants, some of […] More

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    Prosecution of human trafficking in Nigeria (TIP 2019)

    The government significantly increased anti-trafficking law enforcement efforts, but there were continued reports of government officials’ complicity in human trafficking offenses. The Trafficking in Persons Law Enforcement and Administration Act, as amended in 2015, criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed a minimum penalty of two years’ imprisonment and a fine of 250,000 naira […] More

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