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FG Evacuates 69 Trafficked And Stranded Nigerians From Lebanon




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Sixty-nine Nigerians who were either trafficked to Lebanon or stranded in the country have been able to return home.

According to Nigeria’s Minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the affected persons arrived in the country on Sunday.

They consist of fifty female victims of trafficking and 19 other persons who were stranded in Lebanon.

The Minister disclosed the return was facilitated through the support of the Lebanese government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria.

“With the financial and logistic support of the Lebanese Government and Lebanese community in Nigeria, 50 trafficked Nigerian girls and 19 stranded Nigerians were successfully evacuated from #Lebanon and arrived Nigeria today,” he tweeted.

“Profound gratitude to Ambassador Houssam Diad, Lebanese Ambassador in Nigeria and Ambassador Goni Zannabura, Nigerian Ambassador in Lebanon.”

The development comes a few weeks after Naija News reported the federal government successfully secured the release of a Nigerian female victim who was put up for sale on Facebook.

The lady identified as Peace Ufuoma, was trafficked and later advertised for sale on Facebook by Wael Jerro, a Lebanese man.

Jerro was also arrested by the Lebanese government.

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