Libya to expel 220 Nigerian nationals on Wednesday


Almost two months after the Libyan government, together with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian embassy in Libya, deported 162 Nigerians for various immigration offenses, another 220 Nigerians will be expelled tomorrow, the Libyan government has announced.

The deportees will be brought into Nigeria tomorrow afternoon through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos on a charter aircraft, according to a source close to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry source told Sahara Reporters that the deportees who were picked up from different locations in Libya had resided in Libya for years, adding that most of them entered the country through several illegal routes.

Upon their return, the deportees are expected to go through immigration processes at the airport while some with criminal records in Libya will be handed over to either the anti-narcotics agency or the Nigeria Police for further prosecution.

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