172 Nigerians, including 5 women,1 pregnant and a 12-year-old boy, were repatriated from Libya on Friday, March 11. The repatriation was done with the help of International Organization for Migration (IOM) in close cooperation with Libyan authorities and Nigerian's Embassy in Tripoli.
The South-West Zonal Coordinator, Alhaji Abdullahi Suleiman Yakubu with NEMA officials received the returnees. According to the post shared by NEMA SOUTH WEST yesterday, March 21:
"The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Libya and Nigeria assisted the stranded and imprisoned youths back to Nigeria, because most of them had unpalatable experiences in the futile efforts to reach Europe, some were said to have gone through in-humane treatments and deprivations in Sahara desert and transit countries".
Source: NEMA SOUTH WEST/Facebook