2, 800 Nigerian Migrants To Arrive MMIA From Libya Today

2, 800 Nigerian Migrants To Arrive MMIA From Libya Today

About two thousand eight hundred Nigerian migrants in Libya are due for repatriation to Nigeria.

This is according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry, Tope Fatile on Monday says another set of 250 Nigerian migrants will be arriving at Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos at 7 pm on Tuesday.

They will be received by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency.

The statement also says the Embassy of Nigeria in Tripoli in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration has repatriated about 3, 000 Nigerians so far.

This was the fallout of the consultation that the Nigeria Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey had with chargé d’affaires in the Embassy of Nigeria, Tripoli, Iliya Danladi Fachano on Monday.

Iliya Danladi Fachano addressed a Press Conference on the slavery and dehumanizing treatment of African migrants including Nigerians.

His visit comes days after the Libyan Embassy in Abuja addressed a press conference where it said its government was investigating and will punish those found guilty of selling migrants as slaves.

As at this morning, the Nigerian migrants are still being expected to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos.

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