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144 Nigerians return from Libya

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One hundred and forty-four Nigerian migrants have returned home from Libya, Tuesday night as part of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) voluntary return scheme.

They arrived at the Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos, and were received by the Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) among others.

Among the returnees were 39 female, 97 male, two children and six infants.

Their return comes barely a week after news of slave trading of Africans in the North African country drew global criticism, with several leaders, authorities, as well as citizens condemning it.

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