Ailing President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered his team on diaspora affairs to ensure that all Nigerian girls trafficked for sex overseas are brought back to the country.

Buhari gave the directive following the voluntarily returned of 41 Nigeria girls from Mali.

The girls, aged between 16 – 28, were trafficked to Mali for forced labour and sexual exploitation.

They were brought back on Monday by the Nigeria Air Force in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to President on Diaspora and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

Six persons, alleged to be human traffickers, were also arrested and brought back to the country alongside their victims

Abike Dabiri, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, who dropped the hint on the President's directive, said Buhari was sad with the number of  Nigerian girls trafficked abroad for sex.

She said President Buhari remains committed to the welfare of Nigerians all over the world,

She called for the education of children against embarking on trips to places they are not familiar with.

She advised Nigerian parents to watch their children carefully and ensure that they don’t succumb to peer pressure and other activities that could exposed them to traffickers.