Thousands of Nigerian women 'found in Mali slave camps'

Date: 30-09-2010 7:53 am (10 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Nigerian girls are being forced to work as prostitutes in Mali "slave camps", say officials in Nigeria.

The girls, many of them under age, have often been promised jobs in Europe but ended up in brothels, said the government's anti-trafficking agency.

The brothels are run by older Nigerian women who prevent them from leaving and take all their earnings.

The agency said it was working with Malian police to free the girls and help them return to Nigeria.
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There has been no official comment from the Mali authorities.

Nigeria's National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (Naptip) said officials visited Mali this month to follow up "horrendous reports" from victims, aid workers and clergy in Mali.

They said there were hundreds of brothels, each housing up to 200 girls, run by Nigerian "madams" who force them to work against their will and take their earnings.

"We are talking of thousands and thousands of girls," Simon Egede, Executive Secretary of Naptip, told a news conference in Abuja.

"We are talking of certainly between 20,000 and about 40,000," he said, but did not give details of how the figure had been reached.

In a statement, Mr Egede said girls were "held in bondage for the purposes of forced sexual exploitation and servitude or slavery-like practices".

"The madams control their freedom of movement, where they work, when they work and what they receive," he said.
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The trade is centred around the capital Bamako and large cities, but the most notorious brothels are in the mining towns of Kayes and Mopti, where the sex workers live in "near slavery condition", said Naptip.
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Many of the brothels there also had abortion clinics where foetuses were removed by traditional healers for use in rituals, said Mr Egede.

Most of the girls were reported to have come from Delta and Edo States in Nigeria.

Many were lured with the promise of work in Europe, given fake travel documents and made to swear an oath that they would not tell anyone where they were going.

On arrival in Mali they were told they would have to work as prostitutes to pay off their debts. Prostitution is legal in Mali but not if it involves minors.

Naptip said it had also uncovered two major trafficking routes used to transport the women from Nigeria through Benin, Niger or Bukina Faso to Mali.

Mr Egede said Naptip was working with the police in Mali to return the girls to Nigeria safely, shut down the trade and prosecute the traffickers.

The BBC's Caroline Duffield in Lagos said the Edo State region of Nigeria in particular had become notorious for prostitution, with thousands of women and girls leaving every year to make money as sex workers.

But the suggestion that there was an organised ring of older women operating as traffickers - and that they were tricking younger women into leaving - was new, said our correspondent.


Posted: at 30-09-2010 07:53 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
- ifizi at 30-09-2010 08:19 AM (10 years ago)
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na wa o edo gurls i hope say una go lesson from this... Angry Angry
Posted: at 30-09-2010 08:19 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- tinacalis at 30-09-2010 09:29 AM (10 years ago)
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waahooooo........
wht a world of prostitutes in another man country may God deliver them and may they be caught...........
Posted: at 30-09-2010 09:29 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- bafyguy at 30-09-2010 09:34 AM (10 years ago)
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Greed
Posted: at 30-09-2010 09:34 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Pepesy at 30-09-2010 09:37 AM (10 years ago)
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wahala evrywhere. may God help them nd punish doz  who deserve punishment Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 30-09-2010 09:37 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- vantheo at 30-09-2010 10:00 AM (10 years ago)
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hmmmmm

Posted: at 30-09-2010 10:00 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- mykelly at 30-09-2010 10:10 AM (10 years ago)
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wahala..
Posted: at 30-09-2010 10:10 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Paschaldon at 30-09-2010 10:12 AM (10 years ago)
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9ja nd greed.. Everybody wants 2b rich. Nawaooo.. >:(
Posted: at 30-09-2010 10:12 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- princedafe at 30-09-2010 10:33 AM (10 years ago)
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wetin dey Mali sef,

senseless post
Posted: at 30-09-2010 10:33 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- atamajim at 30-09-2010 10:40 AM (10 years ago)
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9ja babes ' please take it easyooo. You have set record before wat else do you want?
Posted: at 30-09-2010 10:40 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- moniconyez at 30-09-2010 10:41 AM (10 years ago)
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THAT HAD BEEN EDO MADA'S BUSINESS  FOR SO LONGGGGGG ALL OVER EUROPE, NOW THEY HAVE STARTED IT IN AFRICA. EDO STATE STUPID MADA'S YOU GUYS ARE SO DISGUSTING, SELFISH AND WICKET. MONEY MAKING MY ASS
Posted: at 30-09-2010 10:41 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- tyabo at 30-09-2010 10:50 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: princedafe on 30-09-2010 10:33 AM
wetin dey Mali sef,

senseless post
everly SENSELESS POST..mshceeeeeeww
Posted: at 30-09-2010 10:50 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- LEONE at 30-09-2010 10:57 AM (10 years ago)
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The end is near.
Posted: at 30-09-2010 10:57 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- uprising at 30-09-2010 11:17 AM (10 years ago)
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money money money thats all the cause
Posted: at 30-09-2010 11:17 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Bestheart at 30-09-2010 11:17 AM (10 years ago)
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Nawoo, naija, no day person go recieve better news, what a shame, any where you go for this world, tell them say you be naija, na so them go examine, look you from head to toe. TUFIA KWA.
Posted: at 30-09-2010 11:17 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Adikpe at 30-09-2010 11:23 AM (10 years ago)
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Negative effect of rushing for quick money.
Posted: at 30-09-2010 11:23 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 30-09-2010 11:54 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: moniconyez on 30-09-2010 10:41 AM
THAT HAD BEEN EDO MADA'S BUSINESS  FOR SO LONGGGGGG ALL OVER EUROPE, NOW THEY HAVE STARTED IT IN AFRICA. EDO STATE STUPID MADA'S YOU GUYS ARE SO DISGUSTING, SELFISH AND WICKET. MONEY MAKING MY ASS


na wa ooo. so you people are aware of all this kind dirty thing since long and you refuse to expose them Huh??
Posted: at 30-09-2010 11:54 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- shaoyang at 30-09-2010 12:00 PM (10 years ago)
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SHUT UP, WHO GAVE YOU THE IMPETUS?
Posted: at 30-09-2010 12:00 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- conakry at 30-09-2010 12:20 PM (10 years ago)
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I wonder what types of parents these girls have. The Edo State Govt. should put in place an amnesty programme to stem the tide of these ugly development.
Posted: at 30-09-2010 12:20 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Hacon at 30-09-2010 12:27 PM (10 years ago)
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I suggest that all hands must be on deck to stop all this mess on Nigerian name both home and abroad and on this Edo and Delta state girls and their madams infact they have painted the image of this country Nigeria in all most the whole parts of the world you found them I have been to many parts of Europe espectially Italy, Spain, France , Germany etc and I fell ashemed of being a Nigerian because of what this girls and
their madams were doing over there. Now in African counties is getting worst again. I suggest that the Nigerian Authority should do something about this matter . and give other Nigerians both home and abroad the assesibility ( CONTACT NUMBER) to reach the authourities concerned to help in fishing out this girls and their madams from their hinding places. Enough is enough for all this disgrace we are human beings no animals.
Posted: at 30-09-2010 12:27 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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