Europe Sees Spike in Nigerian Women Trafficked for Prostitution

(Voice of America) Police and aid groups say more than 60 percent of illegal prostitutes in Belgium are trafficked from Nigeria. Many are only teenagers and almost all come from Benin City, a city in the south of Nigeria.

Rosa was sexually exploited by Nigerian traffickers and had to prostitute herself on the streets of Spain, Norway, France and Belgium. But Belgian police saved her after two years.

“The police took me and asked me [the] question if I want to talk. If I talk, they are going to make a better way for me. They will give me document. I say yes because the stress is too much,” she said.

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