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122 Stranded Nigerians Evacuated from Libya

At least 122 stranded Nigerians, including 52 males, 39 females (seven of whom were rescued victims of human trafficking), 21 children, and 10 infants, have been evacuated from Libya. This brings the total number of stranded Nigerians assisted to return…


65 migrants’ bodies found in Libya mass grave

A mass grave containing “at least 65 migrants’ bodies” was discovered in southwest Libya this week, the UN migration agency said Friday. A spokesman for the International Organisation for Migration told AFP the mass grave was uncovered by Libyan security…


Two women arraigned for trafficking Osun lady to Libya

Two residents of Osogbo, Osun State, Akinniyi Temitope (41) and Abiodun Oluwakemi (31), on Thursday, appeared before a Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo for offences bordering on human trafficking. Details of the offences committed by the two women as…


61 migrants, mostly Nigerians, Gambians die in Libyan ‘shipwreck’

Sixty-one migrants, including women and children, from Nigeria, Gambia, and other African countries have drowned following a shipwreck off Libya, the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, a United Nations agency has said. The boat originally contained 86 people and left…


Libya sends illegal migrants home to Egypt and Nigeria

Libya on Tuesday repatriated nearly 1,000 migrants from Egypt and Nigeria who had been staying in the North African country illegally, officials and AFP journalists said. The 664 Egyptians were to be taken by bus to the Emsaed border post…