Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said about 50 Nigerians trafficked in Lebanon as sex slaves and domestic workers have been rescued from the country and returned to Nigeria.
He added that about 19 others stranded in the country were also rescued.
Onyeama revealed this in a tweet via his Twitter account, saying that the Nigerians returned in Abuja on Sunday.
He said “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 and arrived Nigeria today.
“Profound gratitude to Ambassador Houssam Diad, Lebanesse Ambassador in Nigeria and Ambassador Goni Zannabura, Nigerian Ambassador in Lebanon.”