FG receives 108 Nigerian migrants stranded in Niger

The Federal Government says it has received 108 irregular Nigerian migrants stranded in neighbouring country, Niger Republic.

The Southwest Zonal Coordinator, National Commission For Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Mr Alexander Oturu, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to the commission, Nigerians received include 32 males, 29 females, 44 children and three infants.

“The migrants were conveyed to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, camp where the NCFRMI and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have a tripartite agreement to provide temporary shelter for the returnees.

“Before they are provided with onward transportation allowance to enable them get to their final destinations,” he added.

Oturu said the return was facilitated by the Nigerian Mission in Niamey and the IOM. 

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