107 stranded Nigerian migrants evacuated from Libya

The evacuated Nigerians

By Ola Modupe (LAGOS)

The Federal Government of Nigeria has evacuated another batch of 107 Nigerians stranded in Libya.

Amb. Kabiru Musa, Charge D’affiares entitre of the Nigerian Mission in Libya in a statement  on Tuesday said that the evacuees arrived the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Tuesday.

“The federal government in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have successfully carried out four evacuation exercise, repatriating about 700 stranded Nigerians from Libya in 2023 already.

“107 stranded Nigerians departed Misrata International Airport aboard chattered flight No.UZ189 at 13.15 local time and are expected to arrive the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos same Tuesday evening.

“Among the evacuees are 49 Males, 48 Females, 8 children and 2 infants.

“Nigeria with the support of the IOM will continue to intensify efforts to rescue, protect and ensure the safe return of all stranded migrants in Libya,” Musa said.

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