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Over 300 Nigerians evacuated from Libya

January 31, 2024 at 5:32 pm

450 irregular migrants, including children, wait at a repatriation center, before they are repatriated by land in Tripoli, Libya on January 31, 2024. [Hazem Turkia – Anadolu Agency]

The Nigerian Government, in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has successfully evacuated 327 stranded Nigerians, as well as those released from detention facilities in Tripoli, Libya, Libya Update reports.

According to the report, Ambassador, Kabiru Musa, Chargé D’Affaires En Titre of the Nigerian Mission in Libya, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.

Musa said that 165 of the evacuees were Nigerians freed from detention facilities in Tripoli, while others were stranded in the country, the report says.

He stated that the evacuees were repatriated in two batches from Tripoli International Airport and Benina International Airport, Benghazi, on Tuesday evening.

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