1296 Nigerians repatriated from Libya this year so far, IOM

Nigerian migrants boarding a plane in Libya. (Photo: IOM)

1296 Nigerians were repatriated from Libya between January and May this year.

According to the figures released, yesterday, by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) during a stakeholders round table on irregular migration and human trafficking in Lagos, more Nigerians are stranded in Libya.

Speaking during the forum organised by the Salesians of Don Bosco and VIS, a retired IOM Consultant Mrs. Winnie Aideyan, explained that more Nigerians are stranded outside the country having been deceived of a better life by human traffickers, according to Vanguard website.

“Nigerians need to know that the grass is not greener on the other side. There is nothing wrong with travelling but people need to travel the correct way”, Aideyan said, according to Vanguard.

She said while calling on Nigerian youth to stop illegal migration: “Women need to be empowered so they will not be tempted by these traffickers.” the website added.

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