257 Nigerians return from Libya

by AljazirahNigeria | December 6, 2017 6:00 pm

A few hours after 144 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya, 257 others have made it back home.

The returnees arrived aboard a Libyan Airlines aircraft at about 1.30 am on Thursday.

Joseph Alabi, spokesperson for the Lagos airport police command, said they were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration and the European Union.

“They comprised of 65 adult females, 179 adult males, seven children and six infants,” Alabi added.

He said four of the returnees have medical cases and have been taken away for treatment.

The returnees, he said, 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.

President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the evacuation of Nigerians stranded in Libya after a CNN report[1] revealed the alleged slave trade going on in the country.

The federal ministry of foreign affairs had said, in a statement on Tuesday, that the country’s embassy in Libya has been visiting detention camps to identify Nigerians for registration.

The ministry said the embassy, in collaboration with the IOM, repatriates 250 migrants weekly and had returned 3,000 of them so far.

It also said the repatriation is a continuous exercise, adding that “the embassy will continue to engage the legitimate government in Libya and other stakeholders in addressing the plight of Nigerian migrants in that country”.

WhatsApp

follow us on twitter @aljazirahnewsng[2]
Like us on Facebook @aljazirahnewsng[3]

Share This:

Related Posts

Kogi Chief of Staff commissions 7 boreholes for KGLG communi... The Chief of Staff to the Kogi Governor, Hon Edward Onoja, Sunday, commissioned 7 boreholes for communities in Ogugu District in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the State. The seven boreholes, InsideStory gathered, were sunk by the Chief of Staff and other appointees of the Kogi State government...
Wike in trouble as Yoruba youths issue 7-day ultimatum The Yoruba Youths Congress (YYC) has issued a  seven-day ultimatum to the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike to tender a public apology to the Yoruba people for passing derogatory statements on them on a national television. YYC alleged that Wike made unprintable statements against the Yorubas...
PDP Convention: Loud promotion of corruption – by Reub... The elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9, was a charade and an anti-climax. Everyone who had been a witness to the travails of the once-upon-a-time ruling party which lost power to the All Progressives Congr...
Timaya grabs Grammy awards nomination By Amina Isah, Abuja Nigerian dancehall icon, Timaya has been nominated for the 2018 Grammy awards for his collaboration with Morgan Heritage. The singer received this first nomination off Morgan’s new album titled “Avrekedabra”. He was featured alongside Stonebwoy from Ghana, Chubb Rock, Styl...
Di’ja to release first EP since Mavin ‘activated’ her Di’Ja is set to release her debut EP nearly four years after she was signed by Mavin Records. The singer and mother of one joined the Don Jazzy-led Mavin Records in February 2014. In two months, she would have spent four years at the record label which uses ‘Mavin Activated’ to announce the ad...
Nigerians are no longer safe even in their homes since Buhar... A former governor of old Kaduna State and leader of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Alhaji Balarabe Miss, said on Monday that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has nothing to offer Nigerians. Musa, who spoke during the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the PRP in Kaduna, said the...
Ethiopian airline plane unable to land in Enugu, returns to ... An Ethiopian international flight which could not land at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu on Sunday due to bad weather was forced to make a quick u-turn and flew back to Ethiopia. The bad weather was occasioned by the harmattan season. The passengers who expressed anxiety and concerns w...
FG to release fresh N750bn for capital projects The Federal Government on Monday said the sum of N750bn would be released this week to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government for implementation of capital projects contained in the 2017 budget. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, gave the figure while speaking during a meeting...
Ambode presents N1.046tr 2018 budget to Lagos Assembly The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday, December 2017, presented 2018 budget estimates of N1,046,121,181,680 to the Lagos State House of Assembly for approval. The budget, tagged: “Budget of Progress and Development” is about N233.12 billion higher than the 2017 budget which s...
FG laments over growth of Nigeria’s population Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, over the weekend raised a fresh alarm over Nigeria’s rate of population growth. According to him, if the rate was unchecked, the explosion in the nation’s population would impact negatively on the country’s economy and welfare. To this end, Adewole call...
Slave trade in Libya: Nigerians as prey By Amina Isah, Abuja Libya has recently come to the fore following claims of slave trade, alleged killings of migrants and human trafficking going on in the country. Slave trade is one of the worst crimes against humanity. The “official” abolition of the practice varied from country to country...
After 35-year ban, Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas in 2018 The Saudi Arabian government on Monday announced the lifting of a 35-year ban on cinemas. Cinemas, once considered as a threat to cultural and religious identity in the ultra-conservative kingdom, were banned in the 1980s. The move to allow them to reopen is part of a series of social reforms ...
Secondus victory: PDP punished South West for voting Buhari ... The All Progressives Congress, on Sunday, alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party, at its Saturday’s convention, decided to punish the South - West for voting against the PDP in the 2015 elections. The APC made this allegation in a statement in Abuja on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretar...
Endnotes:
  1. CNN report: https://www.google.com.ng/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/11/14/africa/libya-migrant-auctions/index.html&ved=0ahUKEwjf74yyofXXAhWJJVAKHWByBFEQFgguMAE&usg=AOvVaw2ie0z9NYOYQAA-zwhCbl9i&ampcf=1
  2. @aljazirahnewsng: https://twitter.com/AljazirahnewsNG
  3. @aljazirahnewsng: https://web.facebook.com/aljazirahnewsng

Source URL: http://aljazirahnews.com/257-nigerians-return-libya/