Nigeria: 138 Nigerians deported by Libya arrive back home

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian authorities say 138 citizens on Thursday arrived back home from Libya after being deported by the North African country, bringing the total this month to 318.

According to local media reports, the breakdown of returnees who arrived at the cargo wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, was given as 106 female adults, including 14 pregnant women, three female children, eight male adults, 18 male children and three male infants.

They were received by the Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Suleiman Yakubu, and the Zonal Commander, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mr. Joseph Famakin.

The first batch of 180 persons arrived on 10 August. The Director General NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli, says a total of 540 Nigerians were expected from Libya this month.

Libya has been deporting African migrants who are either arrested after crossing the Sahara or brought back to the North African country after failed attempts to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea.
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18 أغسطس 2017 06:25:25




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