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The International Office for Migration (IOM), a United Nations body has helped in repatriating 326 “stranded” Nigerians, including about a dozen children from Libya. They were brought back home from Libya this weekend.

They
arrived in Lagos international airport in two batches. Airport
officials said that some of them had been tortured or imprisoned by the
new government in Tripoli before they were evacuated.
 
 
“At
the weekend, 326 stranded Nigerians were evacuated to the country from
Libya through the effort of International Office for Migration (IOM), a United Nations body,” the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.
 
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Libyan authorities have in the past years expelled thousands of Nigerian illegal immigrants and those with criminal records.
 
These
Nigerians must have gone through quite an ordeal during the crisis
period and power tussle in Libya. During that period, there were calls
for help from Nigerians stranded in Libya
‘Airport
officials said that some of them had been tortured or imprisoned by the
new government in Tripoli before they were evacuated’
 

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