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FG quarantines nine infants, 109 other Libyan returnees

By Barakat Odegbola

The Federal Government has disclosed that the 118 Nigerians stranded in Libya have been airlifted back to the country and would be reunited with their families.

It added that the 118 returnees including 51 males, 41 females, 17 children, and nine infants, have would be quarantined at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp to observe the mandatory 14 days isolation as part of  COVID-19 protocols.

The apex government, in a statement released by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), explained that the returnees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Tripoli, Libya, via Buraq Air on Wednesday.

NIDCOM,  in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday, added that the returnees’ airlifting was facilitated by the Federal Government in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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