Connect with us


FG, IOM repatriate 160 more stranded Nigerians from Libya



The Federal Government with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has repatriated more than 160 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

Amb. Kabiru Musa, Chargé D’Affaires En Titre in a statement made available to our reporter on Monday in Abuja, said the evacuees were expected to arrive the country on Monday evening.

According to Musa, the evacuees are Nigerians who were trapped in Libya as irregular migrants on the verge of perilous journey to Europe and other parts of the world.

Musa said that the repatriation came less than a week after 155 irregular migrants were voluntarily evacuated, assuring of the Federal Government’s commitment to ensure no citizen was left abandoned abroad.

“The 160 Nigerians departed Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli aboard chartered flight No UZ0189 today, Monday at 4.30 p.m.

“They are expected to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport on Monday night.

“The evacuees include 95 males, 60 females, one child and four infants.

“They will be received by relevant agencies in the country who will ensure their seamless reintegration into the society,” Musa said.

Musa disclosed that more than 6,500 stranded Nigerians had been repatriated from Libya under the IOM Voluntary Humanitarian Repatriation (VHR) in 2023.

vgn news 2022

Sarafina Christopher

NEWSVERGE, published by The Verge Communications is an online community of international news portal and social advocates dedicated to bringing you commentaries, features, news reports from a Nigerian-African perspective. A unique organization, founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favour. The Verge Communications is fully registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a corporate organization.



Shell Digital Plan RESPONSIVE600x750
Shell Digital Plan RESPONSIVE600x750