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May 25, 2020

50 trafficked Nigerians girls, 19 others arrive from Lebanon

50 trafficked Nigerians girls, 19 others arrive from Lebanon

50 trafficked Nigerians girls, 19 others arrive from Lebanon

By Victoria Ojeme

The Federal Government, on Monday, said 69 Nigerians were evacuated from Lebanon to the country.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known on his Twitter handle, noting that the evacuees arrived safely.

On the Nigerians from Lebanon, Onyeama noted that the evacuation was made possible through the support of the Lebanese government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria.

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The 69 evacuees were made up of 50 trafficked girls and 19 stranded Nigerians.

The Federal Government had successfully evacuated Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates (265), United Kingdom (253) and the United States of America (160).

Recently, the Federal Government issued a statement directing the local organising team in Nigeria that all evacuees to Nigeria, henceforth, are to now pay for their quarantine, isolation, accommodation or hotels before departure and arrival in Nigeria.

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