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Nigerians Girls Being Used As Slaves By Arabs In Saudi Arabia – Human Trafficking Victim Urges FG To Rescue Them

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A victim of human trafficking who was recently rescued in Saudi Arabia has narrated how young Nigerians girls in Saudi were raped and made to work 18 out 24 hours as house maid.

The veiled victim revealed this while narrating her ordeal at the ministry of foreign affairs in Abuja.

She said she left for Saudi with other girls in December 30, 2017, and went through hell in the country before being rescued by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

The victim said many were made to sleep in very poor condition and not paid in accordance with what the trafficking agencies promised them.

“It all started through a friend who claimed that she was living in Dubai. She introduced me to a woman agent in Abuja. I was living in Lagos and was later invited to meet her in Abuja,” NAN quoted her to have said.

“When I came, I was taken for a medical check-up in Dr Wada’s hospital. The agent promised that I would go to Saudi as a sales girl and that I would be earning equivalent of N150,000 there.

“Everything was processed through her and when we got to Saudi, it was a different thing entirely, my passport was seized and I ended working as a house help.”

She reportedly said when the condition became unbearable, she called the woman and said that she could no longer cope but the agent said she could not leave and that she had to pay N1.7 million before regaining freedom.

“And if I could not pay I would have to work for two years, so I contacted a journalist friend who contacted NAPTIP that contacted the Nigerian Embassy through the ministry of foreign affairs.”

“I want government to assist those other girls that are stranded because it is not easy. Nigerian girls are passing through hell in Saudi, there may not be work in Nigeria but it is better to stay back.”

“I went through physical torture because my boss and her children beat me when I said that I wanted to go back to Nigeria.”



  1. Amanda

    August 10, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    what a shame

    • Keep it real

      August 10, 2018 at 8:41 PM

      omg I guessed right…I saw Saudi Arabia then I said to myself AMANDA probably appeared on the comment
      well said Amanda, shame on Arab nations for treating our women so bad.

      • Jarul Igwe

        August 10, 2018 at 8:48 PM

        Keep it real thanks for keeping it real. Amanda is lovely as long as you don’t insult her religion.

  2. Amanda

    August 11, 2018 at 2:19 AM

    You guys don’t get it though. I have watched videos and read articles about this incident. And even many nigerian muslims living in Saudi Arabia have forwarded audios on whatsapp. So this platform is not the first place i read about this. That’s why i didnt leave much comment earlier.

    Now, what i said you guys don’t get is that, this trafficking happens all over the world. But Western countries like US controlled it. And whoever is caught dealing human trafficking, for as long as it is not in the best interest of the govt, they will go after the perps and shut them down.

    Example of this is backpage where many American young girls are being sexually trafficked across the country. This has been going on for years until govt finally shut them down this yr and owners of the website are facing criminal charges right now.

    So Saudi authority has a job to do by scooping out perps and bringing them to justice. Not only Saudi authority but Nigerian govt as well has to go after agencies exporting women to Saudi in the name of employment. This is not about how Saudi treat women. Women are treated like trash in the West as well. I am only speechless and called this shameful that Saudi govt is doing nothing to address this issue. What’s troubling is that it is the rich Saudi men who exploit these women. And this trafficking is said to be taking place at outskirt of Saudi Arabia not Mecca or Medina. Those living in the city of Mecca and Medina are God conscious but those outside of that are crazy infidel looking pious.

    Therefore, human trafficking is a global thing.

  3. DB

    August 11, 2018 at 8:51 PM

    It is in Nigeria we call people ‘househelp’, but fro Arabs, there is nothing like househelp but slave. It is in Nigeria we fight for equal right to education for househelp but for Afabs, there is nothing for a slave other than what is done to slaves. So, when all these bloody agents come around to decieve the women in your lives, mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, that there are job opportunities in Saudi or Dubai or Oman or Qatar, and you fall for it, just know you just signed a death warrant.

  4. DB

    August 11, 2018 at 9:03 PM

    When all these bloody agents come to the women i your lives, mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, that there are job opportunities in Arab world Saudi, Dubai, Qatar, etc and you fall for it, just know you signed their death warrants. There is nothing like the word ‘househelp’ to them but SLAVES. So if you make the mistake of taking an aeroplane into slavery, you did it at your own risk

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