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IOM voluntarily repatriate 141 Nigerian illegal immigrants from Libya

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On Friday, October 25, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says it deported one hundred and forty-one illegal immigrants from Libya.

Moreover, the Immigrants are stranded Nigerians who volunteered to return home.

Besides, the group returned home through the Voluntary Humanitarian Return program in Libya.

However, the group returns home on a charter flight from Sheba airport in southern Libya.

Meanwhile, the group consists of fifty-five men, forty-two women, thirty-three children, and eleven infants.

At least thirteen people from the group have medical issues, including five pregnant women.

Nevertheless, the IOM said that there are more than 650,000 illegal immigrants in Libya, whereas, about 6,000 are in detention centers.

Since 2011, thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly Africans, choose to cross the Mediterranean Sea through Libya to Europe.

This is because of the insecurity and chaos in the North African nation.

Shelters in Libya are crowded with thousands of migrants rescued at sea or arrested by Libyan security services.

Although, there are international calls to close those centers.

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