Following a viral video on Friday in which some ladies were seen pleading for the Nigerian government to come to their aid after caught in a web of trafficking in Lebanon, the Federal Government has begun moves to rescue 30 trafficked Nigerian ladies in Lebanon.
The women lamented that they were presently housed in a room with a bad toilet at Dawra city in Lebanon.
In response, the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri said the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have swooped in to handle the development.
She tweeted, “NAPTIP is the agency responsible for trafficking. They assured that they are on this and other trafficking cases.”
Earlier, one of the victims, Miss Adebisi Comfort-Oluwatoyin, 23 with Passport No. number A10597908, told Journalists International Forum for Migration that they had to escape when they couldn’t bear the inhumane treatment meted to them by their mistresses.
She said: “Help us plead with the Nigeria Immigration Service and NAPTIP and others to save us. The Nigerian embassy in Lebanon have tried but we want to go back home.
“Our belongings and international passports were seized with no payments for the service we have been rendering for months. They loosen and cut our hairs with razor blade.
“The police and their immigration are always on their side. We are not getting justice and our lives are in danger,” Oluwatoyin said.