From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja
The Federal Government and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have returned 160 stranded Nigerians in Libya.
The Crises Monitoring and Public Communications Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, disclosed the arrival in a statement in Abuja.
The returnees who comprised 98 adults and 62 children arrived aboard a chartered flight at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, in the early hours of yesterday.
They were received by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “A new batch of one hundred and sixty (160) stranded Nigerian nationals arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, from Tripoli, Libya, in the wee hour of Wednesday, 17th March 2021.
“The return of the stranded Nigerians was facilitated by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).”