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155 stranded Nigerian migrants return from Libya


The International Organisation for Migration, in collaboration with the Nigerian government, repatriated 155 Nigerian irregular migrants stranded across various parts of Libya on Wednesday.

The returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, late Tuesday evening on board an Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG.

Of the 155 returnees, 125 were females, 22 males and eight infants.

Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Port Health Service, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRM) and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) were at the airport to receive the returnees.

The repatriation is part of IOM’s ongoing efforts to assist stranded Nigerian migrants in Libya to return home safely and voluntarily. 

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