Nigeria repatriates 69 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has repatriated 69 citizens from Lebanon, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said on Monday.

He said the 69 persons consisting of 50 trafficked girls and 19 stranded Nigerians were evacuated with the help of the Lebanese government.

The minister disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle.

“With financial and logistic support of the Lebanese Government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria, 50 trafficked girls and 19 stranded Nigerians were successfully evacuated from Lebanon and arrived in Nigeria today.

“My profound gratitude to Amb. Houssam Diad, Lebanese Ambassador in Nigeria and Ambassador Goni Zannabura, Nigerian Ambassador in Lebanon,’’ he twitted.

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