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More than 400 Nigerians repatriated from Libya

More than 400 Nigerians repatriated from Libya

"The UN-backed Libyan Government is in the western region which is where Tripoli is. Certainly, it has to be those who want to come back home".

Underlining the need for all actors to cooperate with the Government of National Accord of Libya, including assisting the country to build capacity to secure its borders and end human trafficking, the Council urged ratification and implementation of worldwide instruments that countered such trafficking by all Member States.

Of this figure, government said 250 were repatriated on December 5.

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the slave trade of African migrants in Libya as “heinous human rights abuses which may also amount to crimes against humanity, ” and called on those responsible to be held to account.

"What we do is identify the Nigerians in the camps, register them then issue them an emergency travel certificate but those who happen to be sick get medical treatments before being confirmed to fly".

The repatriation of the stranded Nigerians which started in 2016 is being done in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) which has provided the chartered aircraft to convey the returnees.

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"On the issue of Libya practising slave trade, of course, it has been in the news in the last two weeks; also, the imprisonment in various detention centres of Nigerians".

"I want it to be clear that the mission and Nigerian government have been doing this long before the CNN report". So, once we establish that and we are given all those facts, we are now meeting with various agencies like NEMA and NAPTIP to now arrange the evacuation process and this will be done in co-ordination with International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and see if we can very quickly repatriate all our Nigerian nationals who are there who want to return home.

"The repatriation is a continuous exercise and the Embassy routinely issues the requisite travel documents to the migrants".

He also said 3250 Nigerians have so far been repatriated from Libya in recent times, while 300 other Nigerians are to be repatriated from Libya every week.

He said, "The Federal government now in talks with officials of Nigeria's Charge D'Affairs in Libya to ascertain the number of Nigerians held up in Libya detention centers so as to expedite action in bringing them back home".

The ministry said that the embassy had received requests for intervention from some relations of the victims based in Nigeria through these contacts.


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