The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in collaboration with Facebook and the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, United States, have concluded plans to set up Amber Alert Nigeria.
Amber Alert Nigeria is an emergency response system where Facebook sends alerts to targeted Facebook communities to help find missing children in Nigeria who may be undergoing exploitation.
Mr Nduka Nwawene, Benin Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Calabar, while commemorating the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (WDATIP).
According to him, the system will soon come on stream to help in the fight against human trafficking.
Nwawene said the partnership became necessary to introduce high level technology in the fight against trafficking in persons because traffickers had also stepped up in the use of technology to facilitate the illicit trade.