- The Ghana Immigration Service has rescued about 33 children being trafficked from the Northern region to Nigeria
- The rescue mission was aided by security officials from Togolese authorities
- So far, one person has being arrested in connection with the illegal trafficking
About 33 children set up to be trafficked from Tatale in the Northern Region to Nigeria have been rescued by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS)
Northern Regional Commander of the (GIS), Eric Afari has revealed that the children, aged between 10 and 17 years were rescued in collaboration with the Togolese security - a development which has arrested one person in connection with the illegal trafficking.
“This case is under investigation, and all found culpable will be dealt with according to the law...the incidence of child trafficking is on the increase along the Eastern Corridor, especially at Zabzugu, Tatale, Nkwanta North and South Districts,” Eric Afari revealed.
The development follows a 2015 US State department annual report on Child-trafficking, which downgraded Ghana considerably for failing to curb child trafficking.