Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of Idu Uruan people in Akwa Ibom State as their daughter, who was trafficked twenty years ago, was rescued, rehabilitated, empowered, and reunited with her family by NAPTIP in collaboration with IOM.
The victim, who was reunited with her mother at the palace of Idu Uruan Village Head in Uruan Local Government Area of the state on Saturday, April 24, was taken away at six from Idu Uruan to Benin City by a woman who gave her out to another woman.
After a thorough search of the victim for twenty years to no avail, the family and community mourned and forgot all about her.
During the reunion, the Director-General of NAPTIP Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, represented by the Zonal Commander NAPTIP Benin Zonal Command, Mrs. Ijeoma Esther Uduak, reiterated the DG’s commitment to stamping out Human Trafficking, exploitation, and abuse of children.
Responding, the Village Head of Idu Uruan, Etenyin Obong Godwin Okoro, on behalf of the State expressed his profound gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Director-General of NAPTIP and the entire management of the Agency.