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Slave Trade: Over 1, 328 Nigerians Evacuated From Libya In November

December 2, 2017

The Nigerian authorities in response to the global outrage have been able to evacuate about 1, 328 of its citizens from possible slave camps in Libya.

An official of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), informed Global Sentinel that another batch of 152 Nigerian migrants were successfully repatriated on Thursday night.

“The aircraft touched down exactly 9.15 pm at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, with 136 male, 16 females who included infants and children,” the source said.

The official also noted that registration and profiling of the returnees, mostly from Edo state, is ongoing.

According to the official, the month of November witnessed the largest number Nigerians deported from Libya where recent revelations that black migrants are being tortured and sold as salves have sparked outrage across the world.

This is also coupled with the fact that about 26 teenage girls suspected to be mostly Nigerians were drowned at the Mediterranean Sea last month.

“So efforts are being expedited to repatriate and evacuate as many as we can in partnership with relevant national and international agencies,” a source added.

The over 1000 Nigerians that arrived in November came in batches of 152, 242, 254, 259, 149 and 272 respectively.

The returnees are being screened and profiled by the relevant Nigerian authorities including the NCFRMI, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), NAPTIP, Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Drugs Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA and Federal Airports Authorities of Nigeria (FAAN) amongst others.

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