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JAPA: FG Repatriates 159 stranded Nigerian migrants from Libya

No fewer than 159 Nigerians have been repatriated from Libya by the Federal Government, in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

The 159 persons, who are irregular immigrants, have for long being stranded in the North African nation.

This was made known in a statement released by Amb. Kabiru Musa, Chargé D’affaires en titre, of the Nigerian Mission to Libya, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Musa said that the 159 evacuees, left Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli at 2.30 p.m and are expected to arrive the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos at 6.40 p.m Nigerian time.

“We have again successfully evacuated another batch of 159 stranded Nigerians from Libya. As you know, most of them here are irregular migrants without travel documents and consequently face difficult situations in the country.

“With the collaboration of IOM and Libyan authorities, we evacuated 159 stranded Nigerians, which included 65 men, 61women, 19 children and 14 infants.

“They departed Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli aboard chartered flight, UZ0189 by 2.30 p.m local time, and are expected to arrive Nigeria via the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos by 6.40 p.m Nigerian time,” he said.

NAN

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