The Federal Government has disclosed that 50 trafficked ladies and 19 stranded Nigerians arrived in the country from Lebanon on Sunday.
This Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this via his Twitter handle.
The Minister appreciated the Lebanese Government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria for their support in the evacuation process.
He tweeted: “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,”.
It was gathered that the evacuation was at the expense of the Lebanese authorities.
In the last two weeks, the Federal Government has evacuated close to 1,000 from U.K, U.S, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirate.