The acting Inspector-General of Police,Mohammed Adamu, has restated the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to support the fight against human trafficking in the country.
Adamu made the pledge at the opening of a five-day Interpol Workshop on Countering Trafficking in Human Beings and Migrant Smuggling in Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.
The inspector general of police added that activities of human trafficking and migrants smuggling networks have evolved to become a major internal security challenge in the country.
He said that human trafficking and migrants smuggling have critical national security and development implications which required sustained intervention.
The police boss said that the force, working in collaboration with NAPTIP and NIS have been at the forefront in the fight against the menace.
He said that the force recently raised the bar by upgrading its Anti-Human Trafficking section with the appointment of a Commissioner of police to head the section.