159 stranded Nigerians return home from Libya

159 stranded Nigerians return home from Libya

The Nigerian Government on Tuesday evacuated 159 Nigerian irregular migrants from Libya.

The Chargé D’affaires of the Nigerian Mission to Libya, Amb. Kabiru Musa, who confirmed the development in a statement in Tunis, said the exercise was carried out in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

He added that the continuous evacuation of Nigerians stranded in Libya was part of the his Government’s drive to ensure the safety of Nigerians across the world.

Upon profiling, the number of female adults was 62 including a medical case, female children were 12 and five infant females.

The number of adult males was 64 with seven male children and nine infant males making a total of 159 altogether.