Among the other countries in the region, Ghana has been commended for successful anti-trafficking initiatives, while Equatorial Guinea — despite its oil wealth and ample resources — has failed to address the problem and is a hub for trafficking in women and children.
Nigerian syndicates dominate the commercial sex trade in several provinces.
To a lesser extent, syndicates recruit South African women to Europe and Asia, where some are forced into prostitution, domestic service, or drug smuggling.
Good numbers of the Yorubas are Muslims and about 60% are Christians, while the remainder hold traditional Yoruba views.
The predominantly Christian Igbo are found in the central parts of the southeast.
The largest group of prostitutes from Sub-Saharan Africa comes from Nigeria, and they are usually recruited through a specific type of trafficking network.
The term "trafficking in persons" is restricted to instances where people are deceived, threatened, or coerced into situations of exploitation, including prostitution.
South Africa is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.
South Africans constitute the largest number of victims within the country.
This article is about the demographic features of the population of Nigeria, including population density, ethnicity, vital statistics, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other demographic aspects of the population.
Census figures are used to determine regional funding and representation of ethnic and religious groups in government service, and to look at the makeup of a population.
Law enforcement reported traffickers employ forced drug use to coerce sex trafficking victims.