The Federal Government of Nigeria on Sunday evacuated 69 Nigerian citizens who were stranded in Lebanon.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, via his official Twitter handle.

The evacuees included 50 female victims of human trafficking and 19 other stranded persons in Lebanon.

“With the financial and logistic support of the Lebanese Government and Lebanese community in Nigeria, 50 trafficked Nigerian girls and 19 stranded Nigerians were successfully evacuated from #Lebanon and arrived in Nigeria today.

“Profound gratitude to Ambassador Houssam Diad, Lebanese Ambassador in Nigeria and Ambassador Goni Zannabura, Nigerian Ambassador in Lebanon,” Onyeama tweeted.

A total of 160 Nigerians have been evacuated from the United States, 256 others from Dubai, 292 from Saudi Arabia and over 300 from the United Kingdom.

A great percentage of these evacuations was necessitated by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.