Again, FG evacuates 117 Nigerians from Libya
Federal Government, in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration (IOM), yesterday, said it evacuated 117 irregular Nigerian migrants from Libya.
The evacuation came barely a week after the Nigerian Mission in Tripoli successfully evacuated 137 stranded Nigerians. Ambassador Kabiru Musa, Chargé D’affaires of the Nigerian Mission to Libya, made the disclosure in a statement.
Musa said the evacuees: 89 men, 22 women, two children, and four infants left Tripoli at 1:00 p.m., and were expected to arrive Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, at 6:00 p.m.
He said among the evacuees were 48 persons released from Libyan detention facilities.
“Again, we have successfully evacuated another 117 more stranded Nigerians who were irregular migrants in Libya.
“They left today, November 1, at 13.00 hours from Tripoli International Airport and are expected to arrive the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos at 18:00 hours (Nigerian time).”
“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 Libyan Authorities to ensure none of our citizens are unjustly detained and will ensure their voluntary repatriation,” Musa said.
He added that personnel from relevant agencies would be on ground to receive the evacuees upon their arrival in Lagos.