The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Tuesday opened a three-day workshop in Abuja for its investigators as part of measures to combat trafficking in persons in Nigeria.
The investigators were drawn from NAPTIP including its zonal offices across the country to gain wider knowledge that would capture all the strategies and methods used by perpetrators of the heinous crime.
The training was supported by International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) a Spanish public foundation implementing Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (A-TIPSOM) project in Nigeria.
The Director-General of NAPTIP Mrs Julie Okah-Donli said while declaring the workshop open that training of officers was necessary to explore all the details of the crime.
She said the purpose of investigation is to explore in detail, the evidence in-depth and to determine specifically whether a crime has been committed or not and if so identify the nature of the crime and the person responsible.
Okah-Donli said that the training was also to brainstorm on the menace currently referred to as modern day slavery.