Libya repatriates 164 illegal immigrants from Nigeria to their country. Almost 680,000 migrants arrived in the country in May

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The Libyan Anti-Illegal Immigration Authority in Tareeq Al-Sikka in Tripoli repatriated 164 illegal immigrants from Nigeria to their country on Thursday.

The authority said the Nigerian migrants were repatriated home via Mitiga Airport in Tripoli in coordination with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that nearly 680,000 illegal immigrants arrived in Libya in May.

“In May 2018, IOM Libya identified 679,897 migrants in Libya from 42 nationalities, 8 per cent of them are minors,” IOM said on Friday.

It said the top five nationalities were Nigerian, Egyptian, Chadian, Sudanese and Ghanaian.

“Together, these nationalities account for up to 65 per cent of Libya’s migrant population,” it added.


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