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EFCC boss reveals forces behind human trafficking, smuggling of migrants in Nigeria

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said that most human trafficking cases and the smuggling of migrants into Nigeria is motivated by financial incentives.

Bawa made this known at a training workshop on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (TIPSOM) Financial and Asset investigation held on Tuesday in Abuja.

The EFCC boss said criminal activities surrounding TIPSOM generates $150 billion annually globally, adding that investigation into financial aspects of it could assist law enforcement officers to curb the menace.

”Investigation and prosecution of human traffickers and smugglers must, therefore, be strengthened to curb the menace.

“Prosecution will uphold the rule of law, ensure community safety, protect victims and help to prevent future crime,” he said.


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