Posted on Mon 25 May 2020, 12:36 PM

The Federal Government on Sunday evacuated 69 Nigerian citizens who were stranded in Lebanon.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this via his official Twitter handle.

He said the evacuation was made possible with the support of the Lebanese government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria.

According to the minister, those evacuated include 50 female victims of trafficking and 19 other persons who were stranded in Lebanon.

“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.

“Profound gratitude to Ambassador Houssam Diad, Lebanese Ambassador in Nigeria and Ambassador Goni Zannabura, Nigerian Ambassador in Lebanon,” Onyeama tweeted.

Recall that a total of 160 Nigerians were also evacuated from the United States, 256 others from Dubai, and 292 other from Saudi Arabia.

 

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