Connect with us

Advertisement


News

Family Members Of Slain ISIS Fighters Return To Nigeria

Published

on

The Federal Government has announced the return of twenty-two family members of slain Islamic State (ISIS) fighters to Nigeria.

In a statement on Saturday by National Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) spokesman, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the family members were repatriated to the country from Libya.

Balogun noted that they were among 101 stranded Nigerians repatriated from Libya, after the death of Muammar Gaddafi, the country’s strong man.

He asserted that the members, which consist of their wives and children, returned to the country after the death of their husbands in the North African country.

The NIDCOM spokesman added that the evacuees came with a Negative PCR test for Covid- 19, and landed at exactly 10.15 pm at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport GAT wing, aboard Airforce C130.

He disclosed that they were received by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; NIDCOM; Nigeria Centre for Disease Control; National Drug Law Enforcement Agency; National Emergency Management Agency; Department of State Services; Nigeria Immigration Service and Port Health.

The statement read in parts, “The stranded Nigerians include the 22 family members of suspected former members of ISIS that were killed in Libya as well as their children.

“All evacuees came with Negative PCR test for Covid- 19, and landed at exactly 10.15 pm at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport GAT wing, aboard Airforce C130.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.