BREAKING: Fresh batch of trapped Nigerians in Libya arrive Lagos

By Editor on 05/12/2017

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Charly boy and his group protesting on Monday over the return of Nigerians from Libya

More Nigerians on Tuesday returned from Tripoli, Libya, the National Emergency Management Agency has said.

The Nigerians arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at exactly 6.45 pm, Naij.com is reporting. 

The public relations officer for the south west region of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, said a second flight is expected to depart Tripoli on Tuesday. 

The 144 returnees - 39 females, 97 males, two children and six infants - were brought in by a BURAQ Boeing 737 aircraft. 

Farinloye also said that the European Union have been providing funds and logistics for the exercise alongside the International Organization for Migration.

They were received by the wife of the Lagos state governor, Bolanle Ambode, who represented the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari.

138 Nigerians, 6 infants return from Libya (photos)

Speaking on the arrival of the returnees, the senior special assistant to the president on foreign relation and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, advised Nigerians to keep up the tempo of awareness on the slavery in Libya high.

Dabiri-Erewa said such awareness would help create situations to stop Nigerians from further embarking on such journeys again. 

The Charge D'Affaires to Libya, Danladi Fanchano said Nigerian embassy in Libya visits detention camps in Tripoli where Nigerians are detained by Libyan authorities.

Fanchano made this known during a protest by the Charles 'Charly Boy' Oputa led OurMumuDonDo group. 

 

Source Naij

Posted on December, 5 2017

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