The problem of human trafficking is one that continues to plague many countries, Nigeria inclusive.
People, especially females are either snatched or coerced then transported to other countries where they’re used for cheap labor or made to become s*x slaves.
This is why the recent action of the Nigerian foreign affairs ministry in retrieving 50 trafficked Nigerians is noteworthy and highly commendable.
The 50 trafficked persons were evacuated from Lebanon to Abuja alongside 19 other stranded Nigerians.
Geoffery Onyeama, Minister for Foreign Affairs broke the news via his verified Twitter handle. He said the 69 evacuees arrived in Nigeria on Sunday May 24.
They are however, going to undergo the mandatory 14 day-Isolation. This is according to the law imposed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
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“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 in Nigeria today.”
“Profound gratitude to Ambassador Houssam Diad, Lebanese Ambassador in Nigeria and Ambassador Goni Zannabura, Nigerian Ambassador in Lebanon.” the tweet read.
See his tweet below
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.
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) May 24, 2020
Only last Wednesday, a total number of two hundred and ninety-two (292) Nigerians were evacuated from Saudi Arabia. This was necessary because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
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