- FG said 109 victims of human trafficking have been repatriated from Mali
- Abike Dabiri-Erewa, NIDCOM chairman, made this disclosure on Tuesday on Twitter
- Dabiri-Erewa said though the victims tested negative to Covid-19, they have been isolated
Despite the highly-ravaging Covid-19 crisis, Nigerians have got a hold of pleasant news to smile at as federal government said it has rescued and repatriated 109 victims of human trafficking from Mali.
Taking to her Twitter account to announce the new development, chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Tuesday, July 28, said the 109 victims arrived Nigeria all thanks to the collaboratives efforts of different bodies.
Dabiri thanked the European Union in Nigeria for paying the air flight fares of the newly repatriated Nigerians and the United Nations Migration Agency UN for effective coordination.
The NIDCOM boss also revealed that the victims of human trafficking have done their Covid-19 test which successfully came out negative.
She, however, added that they have now proceeded to their mandatory 14-day isolation after which they will be discharged to their relatives.
"We welcome home 109 victims of trafficking .from Mali Their Airfares were provided by the EU coordinated by @IOMatUN and CelestinFranz and our mission in Miger.
"They all tested negative for Covid 19 and are now on 14-day compulsory isolation," Dabiri said in a tweet validating the government efforts towards repatriating stranded Nigerians back home.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that amid the ongoing fight against the highly-ravaging coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has disclosed that 6,317 Nigerians have been successfully evacuated back to the country from different continents.
The chairman of NIDOCM made this known on Tuesday, July 21, during a briefing in Abuja.
Dabiri-Erewa said the evacuees were repatriated back home from 19 countries across continents, adding that more Nigerians will be taken back home as much as Covid-19 continues to hit the world.
"We have had 6,317 evacuees so far Currently, as COVID-19 is still on rampage, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Nigerian Missions around the world have evacuated 6,317 Stranded Nigerians and still evacuating," Abike Dabiri-Erewa said.
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