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131 Nigerians evacuated from Libya

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IN COLLABORATION with the federal government, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has evacuated another batch of 131 Nigerians who were stranded in Libya.

  Chargé d’Affaires of Nigerian mission in Libya, Kabiru Musa, disclosed this in a statement he issued today.

  According to Musa, the evacuees had arrived in Nigeria yesterday via Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

  Explaining that evacuees included victims of human trafficking and irregular migrants on voluntary return who took Libya as a transit country, Musa further sated that the repatriation exercise was part of IOM’s humanitarian voluntary return of migrants to their home countries.

  He also added that the move was part of the government’s efforts to ensure that no Nigerian is stranded, unlawfully detained or maltreated in any foreign country.

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