Human traffickers go online to lure victims
13 June 2020 | 7:19 pm
Nigerians have been warned to steer clear of job offers across social media platforms that appear to be legitimate, as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has made human traffickers more desperate in their bid to lure would-be victims.
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