Diplomat: Nigerian girls forced to have sex with strangers abroad | TODAY.NG – Mrs. Beaufils, who was speaking on Monday in Benin City, Edo State, during a Roundtable on Migration and Human Trafficking organised by the Nigerian Senate, said, “4000 to 6000 times, some Nigerian girls are forced to have sex with strangers for the rest of their lives.”
The deputy high commissioner said the situation called for immediate actions that could help end human trafficking.
There is need for a sense of urgency in tackling human trafficking in Nigeria, said the European Union Ambassador to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen.
“This is after all about human beings and it is about shaping the collaboration between the EU and Nigeria,” Mr. Karlsen said.
The ambassador added, “What we need to be worried about is irregular migration and when people are trafficked. This is when criminals take advantage of the sons and daughters of Nigeria. Our responsibility needs to match the complexity of the challenge of human trafficking.”