Hours after a video surfaced on the internet detailing the abuse of trafficked Nigerian ladies in Lebanon, the federal government has announced plans to rescue the trafficked ladies.
The Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Honourable Abike Dabiri, in a tweet posted on her verified Twitter handle on Saturday, said the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons is addressing the development.
While responding to an enquiry on the efforts made to rescue the ladies, she tweeted, “NAPTIP is the agency responsible for trafficking. They assured that they are on this and other trafficking cases.”
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) August 1, 2020
The victims had on Friday pleaded with the federal government to rescue them.
They lamented that they were all camped in one room with faulty toilet and other utilities, and presently housed in a building at Dawra city in Lebanon.
One of the victims, Miss Adebisi Comfort-Oluwatoyin with Passport told newsmen and the International Forum for Migration that they had to escape from the inhuman treatment by their mistresses and hosts.
The 23 years old lady who is from Ondo State, is a graduate of the Edo State Polytechnic, Ekpoma, and was living in Osun State before departing Nigeria in December 2019.
She appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to “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,” she added.