FG repatriates 22 ex-ISIS members’ families, 79 others from Libya

Posted by News Express | 15 August 2021 | 1,113 times

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The Federal Government has repatriated 101 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

The individuals who included 22 family members of slain members of terrorist group, Islamic State, arrived in Abuja, on Friday.

This was contained in a statement on Saturday by the Head, Media, Public Relations and Protocols, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, titled, ‘FG facilitates return of 101 stranded Nigerians.’

The returnees were received by officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs; NIDCOM; Nigeria Centre for Disease Control; National Drug Law Enforcement Agency; National Emergency Management Agency; Department of State Services; Nigeria Immigration Service and Port Health.

The statement read, “The stranded Nigerians include the 22 family members of suspected former members of ISIS that were killed in Libya as well as their children.

“All evacuees came with Negative PCR test for Covid- 19, and landed at exactly 10.15 pm at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport GAT wing, aboard Airforce C130,” the statement said.


Source: News Express

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