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IPOB Seeks Action Against Trafficking Teenagers for Prostitution

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the trafficking for sexual exploitation of teenage girls, calling for collective action against the trend. The recent viral video of some teenage girls trafficked for prostitution in Ghana, according to the separatist group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, “is a disturbing development.”

Powerful expressed concern that; “These young girls were mostly underage who were trafficked and locked up in a rented house in Ghana to prostitute for the soulless wicked traffickers. We believe that the trafficking of innocent and ignorant teenage girls from Nigeria to Ghana, to other African countries, Europe and American countries for prostitution is an international cartel that needs the collaboration of Ghana’s security, Nigeria’s security and other international agencies to tackle.”

He called on the Nigerian and Ghanaian authorities to arrest and prosecute such traffickers, reiterating that; “IPOB is against any form of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Those engaging in this crime and those using them as sex slaves locally and internationally are enemies of Ndigbo and must be treated as such.”

The IPOB media and publicity secretary urged parents to become more responsible and instil good values in their children to avoid being trafficked or becoming human traffickers; commending the efforts by some leaders who worked with the Ghana Police to rescue some of the trafficked girls. He advised that the rescued girls should be properly counselled and reintegrated with their families, while the arrested kingpin should be made to face the law

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