No fewer than 69 persons including 50 trafficked Nigerian ladies stranded in Lebanon have been evacuated to Nigeria.
The evacuees arrived Nigeria from Lebanon on Sunday, The DAILY VENDOR learnt.
The Nigeria Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle, expressed profound gratitude to the Lebanese Government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria for their support in the evacuation process.
Oyeama said “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,” he wrote.