At least 122 stranded Nigerians have been brought back from Libya.

The recent returnees include 52 males, 39 females, seven of whom were rescued victims of human trafficking, 21 children, and 10 infants.

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This brings the total number of stranded Nigerians assisted to return home from Libya in 2024 alone to 1,350.

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In 2023, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) helped over 2,041 stranded Nigerian migrants return home.

The returnees departed from Mitiga International Airport on a chartered flight and arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

According to official sources, the evacuation on Tuesday, May 28, was the ninth carried out by the Nigerian Mission in collaboration with the IOM in Libya as part of its Voluntary Humanitarian Repatriation (VHR) program this year.

During the evacuation, Nigeria’s newly-posted Charge’ d’Affaires en-titre to Libya, Mohammed Mohammed, advised Nigerians to avoid irregular migrations. He warned that such migrations often lead to slavery and sexual exploitation in Europe.

The envoy emphasized that migrations following due process are allowed but urged Nigerians to carefully consider the risks before embarking on the journey across the desert.