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Libya slavery: 1,317 Nigerians rescued in 10 days

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Libya slavery: 1,317 Nigerians rescued in 10 days

 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says a total of 1,317 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya in the last 10 days having been stranded in the volatile country enroute Europe.

The Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihajja, made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of 116 Nigerians who arrived the country on Friday morning.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new set of returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos aboard a Buraq Airlines with Registration Number 5A-WAC at about 5.39a.m.

NAN reports that no fewer than 3,000 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya through the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) supported programme in the last few months.

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