The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has arrested eight suspected human traffickers.
Zonal Commander, Mr. Nduka Nwanwenne, disclosed in Benin on Wednesday that the traffickers were arrested in the past three months.
He said that a total of 138 people were rescued by the agency within the period and that 124 of the trafficked people were already reunited with their families.
Nwanwanne said that 89 cases of trafficking were currently pending in various courts in the zone.
Nwanwenne said that in spite of the renewed and drastic measures put in place by government and traditional institutions to stop human trafficking, some people were still adamant on doing the business.
He said that the Edo Government had, however, intensified awareness campaigns against human trafficking to stop the business.
Nwanwenne commended the Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II and his palace on the recent steps they had taken against human traffickers.
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