Libya deports 163 Nigerian nationals to their home country

Nigerian returnees from Libya on arrival at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. Photo credit: Daily Trust

163 Nigerians who have been stranded in Libya voluntarily returned to their home country on Tuesday.

The repatriation of the Nigeriens was facilitated by the International Oganisation for Migration (IOM).

The Nigerian nationals were comprised of 92 adult females; 62 adult males; seven children, and two infants, according to IOM and Nigerian media.

About one month ago, 140 Nigerians were deported from Libya and were received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Earlier this year, the Nigerian government warned its citizens against going to Libya following the claimed purported killing and torture of African immigrants in the country, according to Nigerian media.

Officials at the Libyan Illegal Immigration Interception Authority denied earlier this year that the African illegal migrants are being tortured in Libya’s shelter centers.

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