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Reps task Tripoli, Libya missions on emergency travel documents to stranded Nigerians


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The House of Representatives has urged the Nigerian Mission in Tripoli, Libya to issue emergency travel documents to stranded Nigerians to enable them return home.

This was sequel to the adoption of a motion by Rep. Chukwuma Umeoji (APGA-Anambra) at yesterday’s plenary in Abuja.

Moving the motion, Umeoji said many Nigerians had been killed in various detention camps in Libya, especially during the bombing of the Tajoura detention centre.


He added that the United Nations (UN) report indicated that Libya guards shot at migrants who were trying to flee the Tajoura detention centre after it was hit by the bomb.

According to him, the battle for control of Tripoli between the Libyan warlord, Gen. Khalifa and the UN backed Government of National Accord will further endanger the lives of Nigerian migrants in Libya.

He said there was need for on the spot investigation of the state of Nigerians in various detention centres worldwide.

The green chamber urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nigerian Diaspora Commission to ensure safety of all Nigerians resident abroad.

Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila mandated the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, when constituted, to ensure compliance and submit its report within four weeks for further legislative action.

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