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FG evacuates 70 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon

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THE Federal Government Sunday evacuated 69 Nigerian citizens who were stranded in Lebanon yesterday. Those evacuated include 50 female victims of trafficking and 19 other persons who were stranded in Lebanon.

  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made the announcement via his official Twitter handle.

According to Onyeama, they were evacuated with the support of the Lebanese government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria.

  “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.

No fewer than 300 Nigerians were evacuated from United Kingdom recently while a total of 160 Nigerians were also evacuated from the United States, 256 others from Dubai, and 292 from Saudi Arabia.

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