The Federal Government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have evacuated another batch of Nigerians who are currently stranded in Libya.
According to Ambassador Kabiru Musa, Charge D’affaires of the Nigerian Mission in Libya, who issued a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the government continued its voluntary evacuation of 151 citizens from Benghazi.
The evacuees, who included 71 females, 54 males, 14 children, and 13 infants, arrived tonight at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
With the Mission in Libya, the IOM and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs repatriated about 4,000 Nigerians who were illegal migrants in 2022.
Musa stated that the March 28 evacuation was the first of its kind in 2023, and that other exercises will take place in the coming days and weeks.
He went on to say that numerous Nigerians living illegally in Libya have been “subjected to very inhumane treatment,” and that voluntary repatriation allow individuals who wish to return to do so securely and reconnect with their families.
More Nigerians will be evacuated from Tripoli on Wednesday, with another batch scheduled for April 3 from Misrata.
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