FG evacuates 111 Nigerians from Libya

Channels Television  
Updated August 7, 2012

Another batch of Nigerian emigrants, including women and children who were evacuated from Libya, arrived in the country in the late hours of Monday.

The South-west Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mr. Iyiola Akande revealed that out of 162 Nigerians originally scheduled to depart Tripoli, only 111 were received on arrival.

The evacuation was made possible by the Nigerian embassy in Libya, with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration, NEMA and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Recounting their ordeals, the returnees lamented the treatment meted on them by the post-war Transitional Ruling Council in the north African country.