NAPTIP unveils cybersecurity team to tackle online sexual exploitation

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has unveiled plans to address the rising cases of online sexual exploitation and sexual extortion in the country.

The information is contained in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday by Mr Vincent Adekoye, the NAPTIP Press Officer.

The statement quoted the Director-General of the agency, Prof Fatima Waziri-Azi, as cautioning Nigerians against indiscriminate sharing of intimate content and private information, with friends and strangers while speaking before the inauguration of the Cybersecurity Response Team.

The NAPTIP Cybersecurity Response Team was set up to handle all issues relating to online exploitation.

The statement also said Waziri-Azi also expressed concern over the careless attitude of some persons who give out inappropriate information of themselves based on their emotion and love.

“We all know that the advent of technology has brought about unprecedented opportunities for communication and access to information which has also created new avenues for criminals to exploit people, especially vulnerable women, and children.

“We have seen incremental cases of Child Sexual Assault Materials on the internet, child pornography; sextortion, and revenge porn, and these are all forms of sexual exploitation.

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