Monday, December 4, 2017

Federal Government Releases Emergency Numbers & Email Addresses For Distressed Nigerians In Libya

Distressed Nigerians in Libya can now contact the nation’s mission in Tripoli for assistance through some emergency numbers and email addresses provided by the federal government.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement on Sunday, December 3, in Abuja, said the numbers are available 24 hours to render assistance to any Nigerian in need.

According to the spokesperson for the ministry, Tope Elias-Fatile, the numbers are, +218910144487, +218925099384 and +218917953365.

The email addresses for contacting the embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja are; nigeria@nigeriantripoli.org and help@foreignaffairs.gov.ng.

Meanwhile, a member of the Edo state task force on Libya returnees, Comrade Solomon Okoduwa, has stated that Edo state indigenes make up 70% of Nigerians being repatriated from Libya.

Okoduwa told the Tribune that some of the female victims, who were recently evacuated from Libya are said to be pregnant after being violated by their captors while in detention in Libya.

He said the victims were subjected to dehumanising experience by their captors.

The task-force member disclosed that 560 Nigerians are expected to be repatriated into the country from Libya this week.

According to him, about 780 indigenes of Edo state who returned from Libya were brought to the state upon their arrival at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

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