Heavily pregnant Nigerian woman trafficked to Lebanon, locked in building

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Heavily pregnant Nigeria woman who was trafficked to Lebanon speaks out

Heavily pregnant Nigerian woman trafficked to Lebanon, locked in building

A heavily pregnant woman who was trafficked to Lebanon and abandoned to her fate, has called for help.

On Monday, Rasheedat Taiwo Saka, an eight-month pregnant Nigerian woman told news reporters that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, she has had no access to food or medical care and was currently locked up in her traffickers' office alongside other victims.

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Recalling how she found herself in that situation, she said that she left Nigeria after her husband died in November 2018 and things became difficult financially.

She said that three agents in Nigeria, including a Mr John and a Mr Victor, approached her and presented her the opportunity of working in Lebanon.

"I, alongside other women, some from Nigeria and others from Ghana, are currently locked up in an office building.

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The bed we are sleeping on is children's size and I am eight months pregnant. Throughout yesterday I could not sleep because I am in severe pain.

I am hungry too. In fact, so hungry that I had to beg one of the staff in the building to buy food for me yesterday to eat, he bought bread and gave me.

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Then we were given five pieces of potatoes to eat; we are more than six in number," she lamented.

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