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See how Nigerian children are bought and sold – This is wickedness! (Photo + Video)

How Nigerian children are bought and sold – Nigerian children bought and sold for few hundred dollars from unofficial refugee camps.

Journalist Nima Elbagir has found out how easy it is to buy two poor orphans for as low as 500 dollars without any paperwork.


It’s called “fostering” but actually that word hides really shady intents of those buying children.

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As data of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) reveals, these children for sale are then used for sexual exploitation, child labour and even organ harvesting, not to mention the potential child suicide bombers that could be trained by Boko Haram.

According to the Global Slavery Index, Nigeria is among ten countries with the largest estimated numbers of people in modern slavery, along with India, China, Pakistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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834,200 out of 173,615,345 Nigerians are held in slavery now. Women and children from Nigeria are trafficked for sexual exploitation through organised crime rings to Europe. In Italy in particular, some Nigerian women are trapped in a cycle of debt bondage in the sex industry, with little hope of clearing 50-60,000 Euro ($US65-75,000) debts owed to their exploiters. Boys are trafficked for forced labour in street vending, mining, stone quarrying, domestic service agriculture, begging and other hazardous labour in the West African sub-region.

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Despite these sad facts Nigeria leads the region with the strongest responses to modern slavery. Nigeria’s anti-trafficking body, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) carries out investigations and prosecutions also conducting awareness raising trainings. However, endemic corruption, terror threats and ongoing abductions of Nigerians by terrorist group Boko Haram underscore the continuing challenges of combating modern slavery in Nigeria.
The war against child trafficking is one that the government and security agents have continued to fight, however, Hajia Aishat Buhari, wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari speaking at a women’s rally in Edo state admitted that a girl-child trafficking was a major problem in the country and promised that her husband, if elected, will arrest the situation.

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