68 Nigerian girls in Lebanon seen in viral video arrive Abuja

30 Nigerian women trafficked to Lebanon

A total of 68 Nigerian girls suspected to have been trafficked to Lebanon have arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) said on Twitter that they arrived on Sunday around 3:30pm via Middle East Airline.

The tweets read: “Another 68 Stranded Nigeria Girls in Lebanon arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Abuja today 16th August 2020 at about 1530HRS via Middle East Airline.

“Recall the viral video where some girls cried out to @NigeriaGov to facilitate their return.

“A big thank you to the Lebanese Amb to Nigeria @DiabHoussam, Nigerian Mission in Lebanon, and the Lebanese Community in NIG for making this possible. NEMA, @IOM_Nigeria in charge of logistics.”

According to NIDCOM, the girls will now proceed on a 14-day self-isolation as mandated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the presidential task force on COVID-19.

The girls had appeared in a viral video pleading for help from the Federal Government to be brought back to Nigeria.

Earlier in the month, NIDCOM chairman/CEO Abike Dabiri-Erewa said the girls had been traced in Lebanon and moved to another location by the Nigerian mission in the country.