Photos: 41 Nigeria Girls deported from Mail

41 women from Nigerian, victims of Human trafficking in Mali returned to Nigeria, yesterday February 27th. Some are said to be in their 20s, as they were received by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, alongside officials of the National Agency for Protection and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and other government officials.

The deported women arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, in an aircraft belonging to the Nigeria Air Force.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa at the airport told the media that:

"They were deceived into embarking on the journey. We will ensure we train them to the state of proficiency in different vocations, after which we will trace their parents and counsel them. The NAPTIP has been tasked with rehabilitating the victims. We will monitor the girls for two years so they do not sell their vocational equipment. It goes beyond poverty for them to embark on such a mission. The government had to rescue them because they sent a distress call. This made Buhari direct the service chiefs to wade into the matter to rescue the girls.”