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643 stranded migrants return from Libya in 5 weeks

A batch of 166 stranded Nigerians from Libya have arrived the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) on Thursday night.

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With the latest arrival, no fewer than 643 Nigerians have voluntarily returned home through the assistance of the International Organization of Migration (IOM) in the last five weeks.

Daily Trust Saturday learnt that thousands of Nigerians are still stranded in the North African country.

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Represented by the South-West Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman, the Director-General, Engineer Mustapha Maihajja, advised parents and guardians to desist from encouraging their children and wards from embarking on irregular migration.

He said the journey through the desert would end up jeopardizing their future as some of them could end up being victims of trafficking.

The returnees comprise 66 female adults, including three pregnant women, five female children and one female infant while there were 83 male adults, six male children and five male infants.

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