30 Nigerians Trapped In Lebanon Rescued By Nigerian Govt.

The federal government on Tuesday rescued 30 stranded Nigerians, who appealed for help to leave Lebanon in a video that went viral on social media.

A statement yesterday by the Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mr. Gabriel Odu, said the 30 rescued ladies would be part of 150 others trafficked and stranded in Lebanon to be evacuated back to Nigeria.

Odu quoted the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Houssam Diab, as saying that the150 stranded Nigerians will be returned home in batches.

The statement said: “30 Nigerians in a video appealing for help have been rescued by the Nigerian Mission in Lebanon, and have been relocated to a more conducive apartment

“They will be part of 150 others trafficked and stranded in Lebanon to be evacuated back to Nigeria.

“Suffice to say that 150 of these stranded victims are expected to be evacuated next week and handed over to NAPTIP, the agency responsible for trafficking.”

Bassi, commended the effort, dedication and commitment of the Nigerian Ambassador to Lebanon, Mr. Goni Bura, mission staff, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Oyo and Ogun State Governments and other strategic partners in rescuing the Nigerians.

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