Human trafficking: SOH country director advocates for death sentence on traffickers


As the world day against human trafficking was observed today, the Country Director of Symbols of Hope Nigeria, Reverend Emmanuel Gabriel has advocated for death sentence on human traffickers.

Gabriel made this position in Jalingo, capital city of Taraba state, north eastern part of the country during a sensitisation campaign on human trafficking, organised by the organization for the youth held at the Taraba state CAN Secretariat.

The theme for 2020 is “Committed to the Cause” Working on the Frontline to end Human Trafficking.

Reverend Emmanuel Gabriel, said the event was organised to join other nations of the world to commemorate the day with a view to sensitizise the Youth on the dangers of human trafficking.

Gabriel, who describe human trafficking as an evil act also called on government at all levels to enforce death sentence on human traffickers.

He noted that human traffickers are meddling with the dignity of human lives, adding that every part of the country is affected by the menace.

The Symbols of Hope Country Director however, called on federal and state governments to intensify efforts in creating job opportunities for the youth as well as involve them in governance.

Also speaking, Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigerian, Bishop Timothy Warime said women are more victims than men, stressed the need for government to review the laws that protect the lives of the citizenry.

Mr. Patrick Danbaba who spoke on behalf of the youths at the occasion, appealed to his fellows especially in Taraba state to adhere to the advocacy carried out by the Symbols of Hope to say no against human trafficking.

Similarly, Mrs. Roda Barawani who prayed as a mother to the youth, prayed to God to guide, protect and provide the youth a means that they will be involved in a productive labour to better their lives.

Prayers were offered by some Christian’s Clergies including Reverend Zakariya for the youth, Taraba state, Nigeria and the globe at large.