Nigeria 2014
Sani Bello has over eight years of experience serving as an investigator in cases related to human trafficking. He currently serves as the Director of Intelligence and International Cooperation at the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) where he is responsible for coordinating the collection, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, particularly as it relates to Trafficking in Persons (TIP). He trains law enforcement officers and civil society organizations on issues related to human trafficking including victim identification,  TIP investigation, and child protection. Sani holds a Bachelor of Science in Botany and a master’s degree in Gender, Environment and Development from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. Upon completion of the Washington Fellowship, he plans to conduct training workshops on the trafficking and labor exploitation of the Almajiri children; a category of vulnerable children exploited in Northern Nigeria, to help build the capacity of NAPTIP, law enforcement officers and NGO’s.