Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The federal Government of Nigeria has repatriated 242 migrants from Libya following several “save our

The federal Government of Nigeria has repatriated 242 migrants from Libya following several “save our soul” messages from migrants stranded in the country.
Nigerians, numbering 242 from Libya were returned to the country Tuesday evening.
Federal Government had earlier in the week promised to intervene and rescue Nigerian migrants in the North African country.
A statement by the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesman, Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, said the mission has been visiting detention camps to identify Nigerians for registration and to issue Emergency Travelling Certificates to them.
He said, “It is apt to add that our mission in Tripoli has been addressing the problems associated with Nigerian migrants in Libya.
“There were instances when the mission received appeals for intervention from some Nigerian families whose children and relations were victims of inhumane acts in that country.
“The government is also exploring the feasibility of sending aircraft to evacuate Nigerians who are stranded in Libya.”
According to the Ministry, the mission in Libya had addressed kidnapping of Nigerians for ransom by foreigners, adding that other cases involving Nigerians, who kidnapped their compatriots for ransom in Libya were equally reported to the embassy for immediate action.
The Spokesman added, “The mission had rescued many victims and repatriated some of them to Nigeria, sometimes in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration as well as some NGOs.”

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