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#SlaveryinLibya: Another 116 Nigerians return


An additional 116 Nigerians have returned from Libya. This was in the early hours of Friday, December 15, 2017.

They arrived aboard Buraq Airlines, and were handed over to the Federal Government through the South-West Zonal Co-ordinator of National Emergency management Agency (NEMA), Suleiman Yakubu who represented the Director-General of the Agency, Suleiman Yakubu.

Among the returnees were 46 female adults, three female children, four female infants, 60 male adults, one male child and two male infants.

They were voluntarily assisted back home after their failed attempts to cross over to Europe through Libya by the International Oganisation for Migration (IOM) through European Union funding.

The Advocate.ng reports that another 249 stranded Nigerians were repatriated back to the country, on Thursday night.

The earlier returnees have been accommodated in hotels and would be joined with the new returnees before they proceed to their final destinations.

Some state officials have been on ground to facilitate the transportation of their indigenes back to their respective states.