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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

FG identifies 2, 778 Nigerian migrants in Libya

The Federal Government said, yesterday, that it has so far identified 2,778 Nigerians trapped in the Libyan detention camps. Of this figure, it said 250 would be repartriated yesterday, as part of the 250 that were being repartriated every week. So far the government said 3,000 have so far returned from the Libyan enclave.

Foreign Affairs ministry spokesman, Tiwatope Elias-Fatiile, said in the statement that the 2778 were Nigerians identified in detention camps that embassy officials had been visiting. Those registered in these camps, the spokesman said, were issued with emergency travel certificates.

While the government indicated that the repatriation exercise was a continuous exercise, it noted that it would continue to engage the legitimate government in Libya and other stakeholders in addressing the plight of Nigerian migrants in that country.

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