The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) airlifted some stranded
Nigerians, who are victims of human trafficking in Mali back home on
The Nigerian Embassy in Bamako leveraged on the NAF
Charlie-130 Hercules aircraft to airlift these Nigerians that were
victims of human trafficking.
The deportees range between 16 – 28 years of age were
received on arrival in Nigeria by the Senior Special Assistant to the
President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa and
officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in
The successful repatriation of these Nigerians was as a
result of collaboration between the Nigerian Embassy and the Malian
authorities anchored on mutual agreement. The Nigeria Consular Officer
in Mali, Mr Abubakar Audu accompanied the deportees to Nigeria.