A-TIPSOM TRAINS FRONTLINE OFFICERS ON IDENTIFICATION OF PERPETRATORS OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND SMUGGLING OF MIGRANTS

As part of the Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants(A-TIPSOM), a project funded by European Union, the International Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) on 26th and 27th May 2021 organize a 2-day training workshop in Calabar, Cross River State for 36 frontline officers on the identification of perpetrators of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants.

The training was attended by participants drawn from National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), and Nigeria Police Force (NPF) across Edo state, Delta state, Rivers state, Bayelsa state, Akwa-ibom state and Cross river state.

While addressing the national media, the Team Leader of A-TIPSOM Project, Mr. Rafael Rios Molina, who was represented by the Technical Advisor on Investigation, Mr. Sani Dantuni Bello said, “the workshop is meant to improve the knowledge of the NAPTIP, Immigration and Police officers on identification, investigation and prosecution of suspected traffickers and migrant smugglers.
He further stated that the participants will be exposed to new approaches and best practices in the identification of perpetrators.
The Nigeria Immigration Service Standard Operating Procedure for combating the smuggling of migrants in Nigeria was one of the frameworks for the training.

This Workshop is an EU External Action Funded Project under the 11th EDF Project titled “Action against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (A-TIPSOM)” and implemented by FIIAPP

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