The head of Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, Julie Okah-Donli, told how 50 women were rescued after being trafficked into domestic slavery in Lebanon.
The women are now back in Nigeria and have been placed in quarantine.
Oka-Donli said the women had contacted Nigerian authorities for help and were advised to take themselves to the country’s embassy in Lebanon.
“When these girls called us, we advised them to get themselves to the embassy, and so they started escaping from domestic slavery in Lebanon,” said Oka-Donli.
She added: “The embassy kept them together in a hotel and started making arrangements to bring them back to Nigeria, then Covid-19 happened and everything went slow and they had to wait for the right time.”