Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2015)
An appraisal of the new trend of child trafficking in Nigeria: A need for an effective law
Author(s): Garba Umaru Kwagyang, Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmood
Abstract: Child trafficking has become a global problem which requires a global collaboration in order to bring it to an end. In Nigeria just like any other countries of the world, the menace has reached an alarming level which requires every effort to stamp it out. Nigeria is a transit, source, and destination country for child trafficking, and the menace have deviated from the conventional form of child trafficking, where children are being trafficked for forced labour, prostitution, and other form of exploitation to a more complicated and dangerous form of trafficking called “baby harvesting.” The paper adopted doctrinal methodology where relevant literature in the area both primary and secondary were analysed. The paper, also examine this phenomenon with a view to point out its consequences and to clarify its objective with a view to expand the scope of the provision of the Anti- trafficking law to cover the menace. The paper finds that there is a need to make the Anti-trafficking law adequate to cover emerging form of trafficking such as baby harvesting, and recommends full implementation of the law so that Nigeria child could be save and protected from this dangerous modern form of child trafficking.