Anambra State indigenes residing in Malaysia have raised an alarm over the increasing number of their female members who are into prostitution in the Asian country.
Chairman of the Anambra State Welfare Association Malaysia (ASWAM), Okwunwanne Mmaduka, made this known during a press conference in Awka, the state capital, drawing the attention of the state government to the social malaise.
According to Mmaduka, the situation has become a huge concern, embarrassing and unbearable for them.
“We have rescued most of them and sent them back to Nigeria, while some others have been sent to school in Malaysia by us. The trend is giving us a bad name in that country. ASWAM is disturbed by the increasing cases of Anambra State women and girls in Malaysia falling victims of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
ASWAM is therefore, employing community-based and state-wide campaigns to combat the menace. We are taking the campaigns to families, communities and traditional institutions here in Anambra State.
We are raising awareness among our young people, parents, government and the public on the dangers therein. All hands must be on deck in this fight,” he said, adding that the state governor, Willie Obiano, has been alerted and efforts are being made to re-sensitize their female folks.