Over 10,000 Nigerian girls engage in prostitution in Burkina Faso – Ambassador

Over 10,000 Nigerian girls engages in prostitution in Burkina Faso – Ambassador

Before now, the destination of most Nigerian girls for prostitution was Italy but now most of our girls are travelling to Burkina Faso.

This is evident in the recent figure which clearly shows that our girls are deeply rooted in prostitution in Burkina Faso

According to the Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Ramatu Ahmed, no fewer than 10,000 Nigerian girls are forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso.

Ahmed who disclosed this in an Interview , said the victims of sex-trade were mainly underage girls kept in appalling conditions in Ouagadougou and in mining camps across the West African country.

Ahmed who had been in Burkina Faso since August 2017, said that over 200 Nigerian girls had been voluntarily repatriated this year

He lamented that the spate of human trafficking in Burkina Faso is a big concern to the embassy.

He said, “At present, we have nothing less than 10,00 Nigerian girls who have been trafficked into Burkina Faso as commercial sex workers and most of these girls are underage, most left school and are roaming about doing commercial sex work in Burkina Faso.