On Tuesday, 161 Nigerian migrants who had been stuck in Libya were rescued by the Nigerian government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The Voluntary Humanitarian Repatriation (VHR) exercise was announced in Abuja by Nigeria’s Chargé d’Affaires en Titre in Libya, Ambassador Kabiru Musa, with the goal of preventing Nigerian migrants from becoming stuck abroad.

On Tuesday, a chartered jet took off from Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport and was headed for Lagos’s Murtala Mohammed Airport.

“The evacuees are 100 adult ladies, 37 adult males, 16 youngsters, and eight babies.

Officials will meet them at the airport and help them get settled and back into society, Musa assured.

The Federal Government, he said, will not let up in its efforts to free all Nigerians currently being held in Libyan prisons.

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