400 Nigerian Immigrants Arrive Murtala Airport From Libya

400 Nigerian Immigrants Arrive Murtala Airport From Libya

No fewer than 400 Nigerian migrants have been repatriated from Libya since Tuesday.

Our correspondent who monitored their arrival observed that 143 landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja on Tuesday.

This morning another 257 arrived at the airport, making the number to stand at 400.

Previously, about 1,950 had been repatriated and as it stands now, the total number of repatriated Nigerians so far is 2,350.

They were received by representatives of National Emergency Management Agency, NAPTIP and the Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign and Diaspora Matters, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

The returnees were taken to the Airport Hotel to rest and according to NAPTIP, they would be dispatched to their various states within 48 hours.

Foreign Affairs Spokesman, Tope Fatile said that the ministry is doing a lot to ensure that all Nigerians in Libya are brought back home safe.

President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to evacuate all Nigerian migrants in Libya at the last African Union-European Union Summit in Ivory Coast.

This came, following the report of how the migrants were being sold as slaves in Libya.

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