The Federal government of Nigerian has rescued the 30 Nigerian girls who’s video went viral over the weekend after pleading for assistance to return home.
The ladies were pictured pleading with President Buhari and other well-meaning Nigerians to rescue them. The The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri disclosed via her twitter page that the girls has been rescue. She wrote;
‘Recall this viral video,? The girls have been located , rescued and moved to another location by the Nigerian mission in Lebanon. They will return along with about 150 others awaiting evacuation from Lebanon”
A statement from Gabriel Odu, spokesperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, on August 4, said the women are currently in a more favourable apartment and would be repatriated between August 12 and 16.
Part of the statement read;
”They will be part of One Hundred and Fifty others trafficked and stranded in Lebanon to be evacuated back to Nigeria. The Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Houssam Diab disclosed the evacuation plans when the Management of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, led by the Secretary Egnr. Dr Sule Yakubu Bassi visited the Embassy in Abuja.
Ambassador Diab stated that One Hundred and fifty girls will be returned home in batches. The first batch of One Hundred and Ten(110) will leave Beirut, Lebanon on 12th, August, 2020 to Lagos while the Second Batch will be returned to Abuja on 16th, August, 2020.”