The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has disclosed the safe return of 118 Nigerians stranded in Libya.
NIDCOM announced this in a statement in the early hours of Wednesday
The agency said in the statement that the returnees which include 51 males, 41 females, 17 children, and nine infants arrived in Abuja at 1:30am.
It said, “118 Returnees ( 51 Males, 41 Females, 17 Children, and nine Infants ) Stranded Nigerians in Libya just arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 1.30am local time today 17th March 2021 via Buraq Air.
“The returnees will be quarantined at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp for 14 days in line with the new COVID-19 protocols by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.”
Also, NIDCOM boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa applauded the parties involved in the rescue and advised Nigerians to avoid embarking on deadly and illegal journeys.
She tweeted, “[email protected]_gov thank the @IOM_Nigeria @UNmigration for making this happen. Again, we appeal to Nigerians to avoid these deadly, illegal journeys.”