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275 Migrants arrive Nigeria from Libya

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275 Migrants arrive Nigeria from Libya

Migrants arrive from Libya. (File Photo NAN)

No fewer than 275 Edo State indigenes on Wednesday voluntarily arrived Benin from Libya with the help of the state government.

The Edo Attorney General and commissioner for Justice, Yinka Omorogbe told newsmen in Benin that out of the number 58 were girls, 2 infants and 215 boys.

Omorogbe, who is also the chairman of the Edo state task force on human trafficking, said they have received about 1,100 Edo indigenes from Libya between November and December.

She explained that rehabilitation process has commenced through giving them an on-the-spot medical attention to assess the level of their fitness.

She said: ”this is the seventh batch that we have so far received. We are going to keep them in the hotel for two nights after which we will reunite them with their families.

”Government has set up a programme to train them in different skills, and those who wish to return to school will be assisted to do so. In addition, government is also paying them monthly stipends for three months.”

According to the Attorney General, the problem of illegal migration is an international problem, adding that the state government would continue to rehabilitate those who voluntarily return home.

”A state drafted bill against trafficking in person is currently before the state house of assembly for consideration and passage.”

Omorogbe, however, noted that more Edo indigenes were expected in Benin on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

3 Comments

  1. Temi Tope

    December 7, 2017 at 3:21 am

    WHY THEY LEFT IN THE FIRST PLACE?? THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER IS NOT GREENER THAN NIGERIA.. NOT ONLY YOU HUMILIATE YOURSELF BUT LOST YOUR DIGNITY.. BECAUSE EUROPE MOTOR IS GOING THANKS TO AFRICA… THEY HAVE OUR OIL, OUR ROSES, DIAMONDS, BAUXITE, AND THE LIST GOES ON… BLAME ALL ON YOUR GOVERNMENT

  2. Yinka Ogunbajo

    December 7, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Kudos to the Edo State Government! This is what we expect from our government officials. Hoping to see more of this from other state and federal government bodies.

    • Cutieylicious

      December 7, 2017 at 9:48 am

      Sad part is most in the state are warming up to embark on this journey as I type! This has been a big issue in the state since as far back as Lucky’s regime! It is well

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