The Nigerian girl who cried out after being allegedly sold out to Slavery in Lebanon was received by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ilorin on Tuesday.
Gloria Taiye, a Nigerian girl who traveled to Lebanon for greener pasture only to be sold out for slavery has been repatriated and received back in Nigeria by the NSCDC.
NSCDC Commandant, Bello Ale while receiving Gloria in Ilorin, stated that the victim was dubiously separated from her family to Lebanon.
“Gloria was dubiously separated from her family by some country nationals in collaboration with Nigerians, where she found herself in a foreign land as a victim of human trafficking.”
According to Ale, it took the combined effort of the command, good Nigerians as well as a non governmental organization (NGO), for Gloria to be successfully brought back to Nigeria. The commandant revealed that command got to know about the incident through the viral video of the victim, seeking assistance to return to Nigeria from Lebanon.
“The video that went viral showed how the victim was being kept in captivity, which assisted us in getting the location, and led to the first suspect, the Lebanese, and later to the second suspect, a Nigerian that solicits for her.
” The contact of Gloria family, made us get to the third suspect, the pastor that stood as guarantor for her, before travelling abroad.
“The process is a continuous process because it is a big syndicate, but we intend to hand over the case to the Anti-human Trafficking Agency,” the commandant said.
Ale said that human trafficking has become a serious menace in the society, saying that many girls were taken to Lebanon for trafficking.
“The second victim, whose video went more viral than that of Gloria’s is expected to return to Ilorin this week, as the NGO paid for the return of both victims,” he said.