Fifty trafficked girls and 19 stranded Nigerians arrived from Lebanon on Sunday night.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said via his twitter handle stated,
“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 (Sunday).”
“Profound gratitude to Ambassador Houssam Diad, Lebanese Ambassador in Nigeria and Ambassador Goni Zannabura, Nigerian Ambassador in Lebanon,” the minister added.
The will be quarantined for 14 days in line with the directive aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.
The MFA spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye, it is not confirmed if the lady, Busari Peace, put up for sale on Facebook for $1,000 by a Lebanese, Wael Jerro, was among the returnees.