98 Edo indigenes arrive in Benin from Libya yesterday with the assistance of the International Organisations for Migration (IOM) and the State Government.
A mother and her children which were among the 164 returnees from Libya facilitated by International Organisation on Migration and National Emergency Management Agency on arrival at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday dMrs Abieyuwa Oyemwense, Secretary to the state’ Task Force against Human Trafficking who confirmed the number to newsmen said the entire number that arrived were males.
Oyemwense said: “This is the eighth batch that we have so far received. We are going to keep them in the hotel for two nights after which they will be reunited with their families.
“Government has set up programmes to train them in different skills, and those who wish to return to school will be assisted to do so.
“In addition, the government is also paying them monthly stipends for three months’’.
Oyemwense said they that more batch are being expected on Wednesday.