The Federal Government of Nigeria has sent back 242 migrants from Libya following multiple “save our soul” messages from migrants stranded in the country.
Nigerians, numbering 242 from Libya were returned to the country Tuesday evening.
Federal Government had earlier in the week promised to intervene and rescue Nigerian migrants in the North African country.
A recording artist, Nikki Laoye, was at the airport along with officials of National Emergency Management Agency, International Organization of Migration and National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons to receive the Libyan returnees.
One of the Nigerian Migrants from Libya couldn’t walk, He was bodily carried off the plane by one of his friends (a fellow migrant),” the artiste wrote this as a caption to a video she posted on her Instagram page.
“One of the Nigerian Migrants from Libya couldn’t walk, He was bodily carried off the plane by one of his friends (a fellow migrant). NEMA (National Emergency Management Agency) had a wheelchair and fully functional Ambulance on standby which was used for a quick evaluation and transportation of the young man from the tarmac. The young man is one of the 239 Nigerian Migrants who arrived on board the Libyan Airline flight to Lagos, Nigeria. Time: 9pm | Tuesday 28th November, 2017 #ThePlaneHasArrived #Update #AtTheAirport #TheLibyaSituation . . Federal Government Of Nigeria in collaboration with IOM (International Organization of Migration) have been working together in facilitating the return of Nigerian Migrants in Libya for over a year now. Many had traveled illegally through the desert trying to reach Italy via Libya before finding themselves in tight situations, thrown into jail for illegal entry or falling into the hands of wrong people and being sold into slavery/prostitution . . . . On return to Nigeria, Officials from IOM and federal government agencies – NEMA and NCFRMI @ncfrmi_sw (National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons) are always on ground to receive them at the airport. . . They were profiled and registered with Food, Accommodation and Financial assistance are given to them to support their reintegration back into the society. . . This has been the general procedure since last year as over 3,000 Nigerian Migrants have been returned from Libya. And much more would be brought back into the country within the next few weeks. . . The work continues… – Live Report by @NikkiLaoye (NCFRMI Southwest Voice of Refugees and IDPs/Founder of Angel 4 Life Foundation @ncfrmi_sw @Angel4LifeFoundation ). #NCFRMI #LibyaSlaveTrade #Angel4LifeFoundation #NikkiLaoye #Libya #NEMA #IOM . . @instablog9ja @bellanaijaonline @olorisupergal @officialhiptv @goldmynetv @krakstv @onlyinnigeria @funny_african_pics @tundeednut”