To enhance the capacity of security personnel’ who are crucial in the prevention and protection of victims of human trafficking, the Network Against Child trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL) Nigeria, with support from USAID Nigeria SCALE, organized a ‘Countering Trafficking in Persons Training’ in Benin City and Abuja for security and law enforcement agencies. The first leg of the training was held in Benin, Edo state from 6th to 8th September, 2022; while the second leg of the training was held from 14th to 16th September, 2022 in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The training strengthened security personnel’s knowledge on CTIP with a broader view on survivors and traffickers’ identification. Participants were exposed to the dos and don’ts during identification, investigation and prosecution of TIP cases. Participants applauded NACTAL Nigeria and USAID Nigeria SCALE for organizing the training as it exposed them to areas to take cognizance of in the line of duty. The training also strengthened communication among sister agencies where challenges encountered were discussed and noted for further action.