FG evacuates 117 Nigerians from Libya

The Federal Government, in partnership with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has withdrawn 117 irregular Nigerian migrants from Libya.

This is coming barely a week after the Nigerian Mission in Tripoli successfully evacuated 137 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

The Chargé D’affaires en titer of the Nigerian Mission to Libya, Ambassador Kabiru Musa, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja.

He said, “Again, we have successfully evacuated another batch of 117 stranded Nigerians who were irregular migrants in Libya.

“They left on November 1 at 13.00 hours (1 p.m) from the Tripoli International Airport and are expected to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, at 18.00 hours or 6 p.m (Nigerian time).

“The evacuees include 89 men, 22 women, two children, and four infants.

“Among the 117 evacuees, 48 were released from Libyan detention centers and this was facilitated by the Nigerian government.

“The Federal Government is committed to ensuring that no Nigerian is left stranded in a foreign country.

“The Nigerian Mission in Tripoli will continue to work with the Libyan authorities to ensure none of our citizens is unjustly detained and will ensure their voluntary repatriation.”



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