Traffickers Plot to Sell Nigerians for Sex At Russia's World Cup
Officials in Nigeria have said they had intelligence showing plans were well underway to traffic local women into Russia for the football tournament, exploiting a move by Moscow to let spectators enter the country with just a ticket and a fan pass.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 31 May 2018
Human traffickers are planning to exploit relaxed Russian visa controls for next month's World Cup to sell Nigerian women into sex work, state officials and anti-slavery activists… Read more »
Nigerian women are said to be the target of human traffickers looking to gain from the World Cup.
Nigeria: World Cup - Govt Uncovers Scam
Daily Trust, 21 May 2018
The Federal Government has raised the alarm of underhand dealings in the mobilisation of Nigerians for the 2018 FIFA World Cup holding in Russia. Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 3 April 2018
Victims are often reluctant to seek help because they may depend on their traffickers for work, food and housing, and fear deportation or retaliation if they speak out, activists… Read more »
Premium Times, 26 February 2018
The British Deputy High Commissioner in Nigeria, Laure Beaufils, has painted a worrisome picture of what Nigerian girls trafficked abroad go through in foreign lands. Read more »