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IOM: FG evacuates 139 Nigerians freed from Libyan detention

by John Ojewale
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The Federal Government evacuated 139 Nigerian irregular migrants freed from detention centres across Libya on Monday, with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration.

Amb. Kabiru Musa, Charge D’Affaires En Titre, stated in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja that the initiative intends to ensure that no Nigerian is abandoned abroad for migration violations.

The evacuees, who include 85 males, 51 females, two children, and one infant, are anticipated to arrive at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Monday evening, according to Musa.

Musa stated:

“The Nigerian Mission in Libya with support from the IOM again secured the release of 139 irregular Nigerian Migrants who were in detention centres in Libya and have facilitated their return home.

“This is the third exercise we have conducted within the past month, and the Federal Government is committed to ensuring that none of its citizens is left stranded abroad.

“The 139 evacuees departed Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli aboard chartered flight No. UZ 0189 on Monday afternoon and are expected to arrive at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Monday evening.

“We did not only evacuate them but also sensitized them on the dangers of irregular migration so that on return, they are to warn others against taking such dangerous routes.”

 

 

 

cc: Punch Ng

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