AGAIN: Federal Government Repatriates Another Batch of 107 Stranded Nigerians in Libya NAF aircraft
The Federal Authorities on Wednesday repatriated one different batch of 107 Nigerians stranded in Tripoli, Libya.
Mr Kabiru Musa, Chargé D’affaires en titre of Nigeria to Libya disclosed this in a press launch.
In keeping with Musa, the 107 evacuees, largely victims of human trafficking had been anticipated to achieve on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja on Wednesday night.
Musa talked about that the Nigerian mission in Libya had made it a priority to ensure no Nigerian was left stranded in Libya or subjected to inhuman remedy.
“The evacuees, largely youthful men and women had been each irregular migrants or victims of human trafficking, just a few of whom had been cajoled into the dangerous journey looking for proverbial and elusive greener pasture.
“The evacuation practice was carried out by NAF airplane C-130 H which arrived the similar day with the entire 107 passengers at Nnamdi Worldwide airport at midnight (Nigerian time).
“In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, a day sooner than their departure from Mitiga Worldwide Airport in Tripoli, the entire passengers took the compulsory PCR test for coronavirus and solely these with detrimental outcomes had been allowed to board the airplane.
“With sustained coordination of Ministry of Abroad Affairs and help of Ministry of Defence, the Mission will proceed to render abnormal consular assist to Nigerians in robust circumstances in Libya,” Musa mentioned.
He moreover appreciated the cooperation of the Libyan authorities for the worthwhile evacuation practice.