FG to rescue Nigerians stranded in Libya

The Federal Government may be sending an aircraft to bring back Nigerians who were stranded in Libya.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

The ministry’s spokesman, Tiwatope Elias-Fatile said talks are ongoing with the Nigerian Mission in Tripoli to ascertain the veracity of a video clip showing some people, including Nigerians being auctioned off in the Arab nation.

 

He said, “It is apt to add that our mission in Tripoli has been addressing the problems associated with Nigerian migrants in Libya.

“There were instances when the mission received appeals for intervention from some Nigerian families whose children and relations were victims of inhumane acts in that country.

“The government is also exploring the feasibility of sending aircraft to evacuate Nigerians who are stranded in Libya.”

He explained that the mission has been visiting detention camps to identify Nigerians for registration and to issue Emergency Travelling Certificates to them.

“The mission had rescued many victims and repatriated some of them to Nigeria, sometimes in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration as well as some NGOs,” the spokesman said.

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