Photo: Nigerian Girl Being Used As Sex Slave In Burkina Faso Found Dead

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Feb 26, 2015 – Picture: Nigerian Girl Smuggled To Burkina Faso As Sex Slaves Found Dead

A Nigerian girl who was trafficked to the West African country of Burkina Faso has been found dead barely a month after an investigative report exposed the awful conditions she and other Nigerian girls are subjected to in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

Our correspondent, Ateba, travelled to Ouagadougou in early January to unravel the booming human trafficking business in the landlocked country.

What he discovered was a sophisticated human trafficking ring that takes girls from Nigeria with false promises of making their lives better in Europe via Burkina Faso.

The victim, known as Gift, was sold the same promises but ended up working as a sex slave in ‘Bar Dancing Petit Ouaga’, a brothel in Toudoubweogo village in Ouagadougou.
Our correspondent met her on 12 January this year during his investigation but she was found dead mid February.

Gift who hails from Edo state in Nigeria, narrated how she had travelled with someone for three days to get to Burkina Faso in April 2014.
But, instead of going straight to Ouagadougou, she travelled to Dori where gold is being mined manually. Dori is about 271 kilometres from Ouagadougou.

She claimed she was 18 years old but she appeared younger than that. Most girls who are trafficked are taught to say they are 18 years and above.
During the conversation with our correspondent, Gift expressed hope that once she has paid the traffickers some money, she would be free to move on with her life.

But she died a week ago, two activists said, as many other trafficked Nigerian girls who have died there far away from their family members, and not close to their dream lives.

[Reported By Simon Ateba, PM, The NEWS Lagos]

12 thoughts on “Photo: Nigerian Girl Being Used As Sex Slave In Burkina Faso Found Dead

  1. GEJ is busy throwing money around,giving out bags of (Ghana must go) full of Dollars to rig the election.he don’t care about the life of jobless Nigerian youths.

  2. People should stop falling to deceit, why cant u tell dem to take their family member’s first.if u known how to get to America den what re u and ur relatives doing in Nigeria.RIP

  3. What is their issues,why blame goodluck for every nonsense that happens in this country.i know he is not a perfect president,but he is giving his best to nigeria.if you critice thinks it is then go and assume that seat for just a month and see if u wouldnt run #kolomental and sell nigeria out of confusion#

  4. What is their issues,why blame goodluck for every nonsense that happens in this country.i know he is not a perfect president,but he is giving his best to nigeria.if you critice thinks it is easy then go and assume that seat for just a month and see if u wouldnt run #kolomental and sell nigeria out of confusion#

  5. @ Loveth chukwu, you blame this on Jonathan, I don,t know why Nigerians are so myopic in their way of thinking. if u have a misunderstanding with ur wife, u blame Jonathan, when u had a mosquito bite, is Jonathan. when u are knocked down by an okada, is Jonathan. when your baby cries, is Jonathan. tell me loveth is it Jonathan that sent her to Burkina faso? who told u that u cant make it here with dedication and determination ?

  6. Eh hen nw shebi dem say na bcoz of bokoharam dem tak vote 4 buhari mak e enta. nw wey buhari don enta mak we see if jonathan go form him own gang in this nigeria, na that time people we vote 4 buhari go say ah if dem no ooo, my own praya b say mak baba god help us!

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