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137 Nigerian migrants arrive from Libya

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•100 males, 37 females


Jude Johnson 


Another batch of 137 Nigerians arrived Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos from war ravaged Libya on Thursday evening. 

Libya is currently being contested by forces loyal to the United Nations recognised government against those of the warlord Gen. Khalifa Hafta with Tripoli under siege and increasingly dangerous to the thousands of trapped African migrants (including Nigerians) trying to flee to Europe.


The migrants arrived at 8.20pm local time on board a Libyans Chartered aircraft under the European  Union and International Organisation for Migration (EU/IOM ) initiative. 


In a statement made available to Global Sentinel, the South West Zonal Director, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Ms. Margaret Ukegbu.


Ukegbu said the passengers  who consisted of  100 males and 37 females also  had children and a three month old infant  who was brought back as she had lost  her mother who unfortunately died at childbirth

“NCFRMI was at hand to  coordinate the arrival  activities with  other agencies NAPTIP, FAAN,NIS and others,” she said.


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