HUNDREDS OF MIGRANTS STRANDED IN LIBYA ARE RETURNED TO NIGERIA
Libyan migrants return home today. According to Abike Dabiri, senior special adviser on foreign and diaspora affairs, said the government there had been working with the IOM, the Nigerian National Commision for Refugees, Migrants and internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) and other local agencies for the past year to bring Nigerians back home.
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Dabiri also told a spokes person a CNN that around 5,000 Nigerians have come back home from Libya in the past year.
Hundreds of Nigerians stranded in Libya were returned to the country on Tuesday night. Among them were women and children and one man in a wheelchair.
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President Buharispoke at an African Union-European Union Summit. ” For People to cross the Sahara desert and Mediterranean through shanty boats…we will try and keep them at home. But anyone who died in the desert and Mediterranean without documents to prove they are Nigerian, there is nothing we can do”.