Report: How girls are trafficked for prostitution, from Northern states to neighbouring countries, enroute Kogi

A recent investigation reportedly conducted by Wadata Media and Advocacy Center, Abuja, has revealed how some girls are being


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Report: How girls are trafficked for prostitution, from Northern states to neighbouring countries, enroute Kogi


A recent investigation reportedly conducted by Wadata Media and Advocacy Center, Abuja, has revealed how some girls are being trafficked for prostitution, from Northern States such as Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, Sokoto and Bauchi to neighbouring countries like Chad and Niger Republic, enroute Kasuwan-Ruwa, a Suburb of Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.


Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that the investigation further revealed that during the day in Kasuwan-Ruwa, traders converge to sell yam, but at night sell their bodies.

The man alleged to be behind the trafficking of the girls, identified as Small Lusher (not real name) reportedly gets the lion share from the trafficked prostitutes.  


Further findings revealed that the girls are convinced to relocate to Lokoja, with the hopes that they will get jobs as promised by their master (Small Lusher) but later end up becoming prostitutes and sex slaves.

While residents of the community continue to point fingers at some security agencies for aiding and abating the illegal trade, which exposes the girls to insecurity, psychological trauma, diseases, it was gathered that some of the girls get pregnant on regular basis and give birth, while others abort the babies.


According to Wadata Media Investigation, the suspect has open another branch at Saban Zango, less than one kilometer to Kabba Junction, within Okene-Lokoja-Abuja High Way.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Government has vowed to clamp down on cartels behind use of the under-aged girls for prostitution and sex slavery.

The Kogi State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya (Mrs.) Fatima Kabir Buba, said all the perpetuators of the crime will be brought to book.

She described the crime as heinous, adding that the government was not aware that such cartel was operating in the state, contrary to the provision of the Child Right Act.

Hajia Buba, declared that the Kogi State Government under Alhaji Yahaya Bello, will not condone any act of human trafficking or sexual exploitation in the state.



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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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