The Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare 11, has placed a curse on perpetrators of human trafficking in Edo state as well as native doctors who administer oath of secrecy on victims.
The monarch who asserted that the gods of Benin kingdom would destroy those involved in the illicit trade said Governor Godwin Obaseki had pleaded with him to help reduce the spate of human trafficking in the state.
The monarch who also invoked his power as the spiritual leader of Benin kingdom nullified the oath of secrecy administered on victims of human trafficking and urged them to speak out for assistance.
The oath reversal was done at a special meeting in his palace attended by high chiefs and native doctors to stop human trafficking in the state which comes tops in the illegal act in Nigeria.
meanwhile, the zonal commander, national agency for the prohibition of trafficking in persons, Naptip, Mr Nduka Nwanwennee has described the Oba’s intervention as a significant milestone in the war against human trafficking and illegal migration.