FG begins moves to rescue Nigerian girls in Lebanon –NAPTIP

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related offences has announced plans to repatriate about 30 Nigerian women stranded in Lebanon.

The agency said its attention had been drawn to a viral video of about 30 Nigerian women trafficked to Lebanon.

NAPTIP said on Twitter that the agency would work “assiduously with all relevant authorities, stakeholders and partners to locate these girls and ensure that they return safely as soon as possible.”

In a video that went viral, the ladies had appealed to the Federal Government to rescue them as they were currently stranded in Lebanon.

The agency said, “In response to the video in circulation about some Nigerian girls stranded in Lebanon, the DG (Julie Okah-Donli) is deeply concerned and shares the pains of the Nigerian girls.

“NAPTIP will work assiduously with all relevant authorities, stakeholders and partners to locate these girls and ensure that they return safely as soon as possible.

“The agency reiterates its appeal to young Nigerians to beware of people dangling tempting job offers in foreign lands as fake labour agents who are traffickers deploy all kinds of tricks to lure their potential victims.”

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