FG to withdraw 166 trafficked Nigerians from Libya

The Federal Government has promised to repatriate another 166 Nigerians trafficked to Libya.

The evacuees departed Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli, and were expected to arrive in Nigeria through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The Charge d’ Affairs of the Nigerian Mission in Libya, Kabiru Musa, said this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja.

Musa said, “Today again, we have successfully evacuated another batch of stranded Nigerians in Libya, who will be reuniting with their families any moment from now by God’s grace.

“The 166 Nigerian returnees departed Mitiga International Airport aboard a chartered BURAQ Air Flight UZ189MJI and are expected to arrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

“This continuous evacuation is in line with the commitments of the Nigerian government of not allowing any of its citizens to remain stranded abroad.

“Libya is a transit country for those trying to cross over to other parts of the world through irregular routes, that is why we have so many stranded Nigerians here.”

Musa said that the Federal Government, through the Mission, was ready and committed to returning any of its citizens who wanted to voluntarily return home.



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