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Photogist: 41 Nigerian Human Trafficking Victims Arrive Nigeria From Mali

A total of 41 Nigerian girls have been evacuated from Bamako, Mali by the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Defence, the Nigerian Air Force, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora, and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.

These girls were said to be victims of human trafficking to Europe but ended up in Mali. They arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos aboard a Hercules C-130 military transport aircraft at about 7. 55pm.

According to the Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the girls were trapped in Mali and NAF was asked to bring them back after the government received a distress call to help evacuate the girls.

She further said that their return home was part of the directives from President Muhammadu Buhari, who insisted that Nigerians stranded anywhere in the world, should be assisted to return home.

She also said that six suspected human traffickers have been arrested, in her words "We have arrested six suspects and have handed them over to security agencies  for prosecution,” she added.









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