Palpable joy enveloped the states of Nigeria, as 239 Nigerians arrives from Libya following the persisted crisis currently ongoing in Libya. Source says that the flight landed at the airport exactly 9:15 Pm on Tuesday the 28th day of November 2017.
Meanwhile, pictures and videos circulated on the internets has proven that Nigerians and other Africans in Libya have been going through intimidation, humiliation and to crown it all, sold out to slavery for little or no exchange rate.
Signs of the Cross, Touching the tarmac in gratitude to God as they got off the plane tonight.
It was quite emotional seeing this... Heard about their ordeals through the desert, praying to die, no water to drink, thrown into jail and finally given the option to go back to their country... All because they were looking for a better life in Italy/Europe.
#ThePlaneHasArrived #Update #AtTheAirport #TheLibyaSituation: And the plane has arrived with another batch of 239 Nigerians from Libya.
Federal Government Of Nigeria in collaboration with IOM (International Organization of Migration) have been working together in facilitating the return of Nigerian Migrants in Libya for over a year now..
Many had traveled illegally through the desert trying to reach Italy via Libya before finding themselves in tight situations, thrown into jail for illegal entry or falling into the hands of wrong people and being sold into slavery/prostitution.
On return to Nigeria, Officials from IOM and federal government agencies - NEMA and NCFRMI @ncfrmi_sw (National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons) are always on ground to receive them at the airport.
They would be profiled and Food, Accommodation and Financial assistance would be given to them.
This has been the general procedure since last year as over 3,000 Nigerian Migrants have been returned from Libya.
The work continues... - Live Report by @NikkiLaoye (NCFRMI Southwest Voice of Refugees and IDPs/Founder of Angel 4 Life Foundation)