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Libya Slave Trade: Another 257 Nigerians return

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257 Nigerians return from Libya.

Another 257 Nigerians in Libya have landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

This came few hours after 144 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya through the chartered Buraq Airlines aircraft on Tuesday.

The spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, Mr Joseph Alabi, said the returnees arrived aboard a Libyan Airlines aircraft at the Cargo Wing of the airport at about 1.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

He said their return was facilitated by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU).

Alabi said, “We received another batch of Nigerians early this morning from Libya. They comprised of 65 adult females, 179 adult males, seven children and six infants.”

He also said that four of the returnees had medical cases and were taken away on an ambulance for treatment.

The returnees were received by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, Nigerian Immigration Service, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.

Naija News had reported that the Federal Government says it has a record of 2,778 Nigerian migrants registered in detention camps in Libya, ready for repatriation.

Source: Naija News

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