Identifying the perpetrators of trafficking in persons(TIP) and smuggling of migrants(SOM) can be a complex and challenging task. Trafficking in persons often involves organized criminal networks that operate in secret and use tactics such as coercion, deception, and violence to exploit and control their victims.
On the 7th to 11th November 2022, the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) under the 11th EDF Project known as the Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, in Nigeria A-TIPSOM (funded by European Union) organized a five-day intensive training for on identification of perpetrators of TIPSOM.
The training was organized for 24 officers from the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
The event which took place in Keffi, Nasarawa State drew participants(including frontline border officials, investigators and trainers) from Sokoto, Lagos, Kano, Rivers and Imo States to train them on identification of perpetrators, investigation and equipped them with the techniques to train officers in their respective organizations.
The Technical Advisor of the project on Criminal Investigation, Mr. Sani Dantuni Bello who represented the Project Team Leader of the Project said the training is meant to strengthen the capacities of the participants in delivering training to different category of officers in their respective organizations on identifying migrant smuggling and human trafficking for successful investigation and prosecution of perpetrators.