30 Nigerian women trafficked to Lebanon rescued

30 Nigerian women trafficked to Lebanon

The Federal Government has rescued the Nigerian women who appeared recently in a viral video pleading for help after being trafficked to Lebanon.

Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa stated this in a tweet on Tuesday.

“Recall this viral video? The girls have been located, rescued and moved to another location by the Nigerian mission in Lebanon. They will return along with about 150 others awaiting evacuation from Lebanon,” she wrote.

The Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) had over the weekend appealed to the Federal Government for rescue on behalf of the trafficked women numbering about 30.

In a statement, JIFORM said one of the victims Adebisi Comfort-Oluwatoyin with Passport No. A10597908 said they had to escape from the inhuman treatment by their mistresses and hosts.

Comfort-Oluwatoyin, 23, hails from Ondo, graduated from the Edo State Polytechnic, Ekpoma, and was a resident in Osun before departing Nigeria last December.