Nigerian ambassador to Russia Asam, has revealed that no fewer than 200 Nigerian girls are trafficked monthly to Russia for prostitution.
Asam made this revelation in an interview in Berlin.
His words, “The major consular challenge we face in Moscow is the influx of trafficked persons from Nigeria, not less than 200 girls are trafficked every month, and we have so many of them exposed to danger.
“Some are thrown out of the window and treated harshly, there must be a way of stopping these racketeering, these girls are not tourists, students or government officials yet they are given visas from the Russian embassy in Abuja.
“So far we have deported over 240 girls since 2012, you will be shocked, at the extent of resistance from the girls, we tell them Russia is not a destination for prostitutes yet they still come,”
Afam explained that the mission tried to curb the menace by arranging deportation exercise for those caught, but admitted that the challenges had overwhelmed the Nigerian embassy in Russia.
“For instance a well known Russian human trafficker who has been in the trade for about 20 years was caught in Nigeria.
“The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) was on the verge of releasing her before I filed a protest from Moscow to the Comptroller General of Immigration,”he stressed.